Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

History of slavery in America

USA Today looks at some of the numbers on 17th century slavery in…

How much warmer your city will get

BBC News asks a straightforward question: How much warmer is your city? Enter…

Democratic candidates who Iowa fairgoers could name

In a “radically unscientific survey” Kevin Uhrmacher and Kevin Schaul for The Washington…

Measuring pop music’s falsetto usage

Vox and Matt Daniels delved into falsetto in pop music over the years.…

Predicting whether you are Democrat or Republican

The New York Times is in a quizzy mood lately. Must be all…

Everyday charts book

Add a book to the humorous-charts-documenting-the-everyday genre. Am I Overthinking This? by Michelle…

Warped shape of the galaxy

Dorota M. Skowron et al. made the first 3-D map of the galaxy.…

How an earthquake can trigger others on the opposite side of the world

Speaking of earthquakes, Will Chase looked back at a 2012 earthquake in Sumatra…

Earthquake trigger

For The New York Times, Derek Watkins used animated maps to show how…

Imaging Earth on the daily

Over the past four years, Planet deployed 293 satellites in low orbit to…

Light from the center of the galaxy

This animated interactive explains how a research group is using light to measure…

A quiz to see if you’re rich

In a compare-your-preconceptions-against-reality quiz, The Upshot asks, “Are you rich?” Enter your nearest…

Gerry, a font based on gerrymandered congressional districts

Gerry uses congressional district boundaries as letters. Hahahahaha. Oh wait.…

Natural selection simulation

Using blobbies with varying traits such as size, speed, and food gathering ability,…

Peak accommodation type at national parks

When staying at national parks, some people choose a tent. Some bring an…

Maps of the movies and their characters

Andrew DeGraff painted maps that show the geography in movies and their characters’…

Blanket pattern visualizes baby’s sleep data

Seung Lee collected sleep data for his son’s first year. Then he knitted…

Isotype, a picture language

Jason Forrest delves into the history of a single Isotype and a bit…