Visualization

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

Searching for the densest square kilometer in different cities

Based on data from Gridded Population of the World, geographer Garrett Dash Nelson…

How practitioners learned data visualization

Visualization is still a relatively young field, so people learn about and how…

Airport runway orientation reveals wind patterns

Airport runways orient certain directions that correlate with wind direction in the area.…

Exploration of players’ shot improvement in the NBA

Wondering whether if a player’s shot improves over the course of his career,…

Modern reproduction of an 1868 catalog of flower illustrations

Nicholas Rougeux, who has a knack and the patience to recreate vintage works…

Data-driven hipster reading list

When it comes to reading lists, we usually look for what’s popular, because…

Atlas of all the moons in our solar system

National Geographic went all out on their atlas of moons. Space. Orbits. Rotating…

Animated maps of seasonal Earth

As you might expect, NASA collects a lot of data, and much of…

Cost of a Census undercount

The citizenship question for the upcoming Census is still stuck in limbo. One…

Guide to manipulated video

I have a feeling we’re in for a lot of manipulated videos as…

Wikipedia views and every line of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

In the biggest crossover event of the century, Tom Lum used the Wikipedia…

A view on despair

Sonja Kuijpers used abstract imagery to represent some sobering numbers: You might be…

Scale of the Hong Kong protest

You know those sped up videos where there’s a long line for something…

Home zoning in major cities

The single-family home. It’s part of the American dream, but it can be…

Readability of privacy policies for big tech companies

For The New York Times, Kevin Litman-Navarro plotted the length and readability of…

Increasing ocean temperatures, decreasing ice

For National Geographic, Kennedy Elliot made a series of heatmaps that show the…

The role of cartography in early global explorations

For Lapham’s Quarterly, Elizabeth Della Zazzera turns back the clock to maps used…

What to expect at data visualization job interviews

Krist Wongsuphasawat, who recently interviewed for a healthy helping of visualization jobs, outlines…