Visualization

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

Palm oils and rainforest destruction

Palm oil is in our food, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and biofuels, but it…

Commuting calculator

Sergio Peçanha and Yan Wu for The Washington Post made a calculator that…

Painbow color scale

xkcd poked fun at the sometimes questionable color choices of researchers.…

Rising prices of everything

Using Consumer Price Index, Alyssa Fowers and Rachel Siegel for The Washington Post…

Sonified animation of London Covid-19 rates

Valentina D’Efilippo, Arpad Ray, and Duncan Geere visualized and sonified Covid-19 rates and…

Where cancer risk is greater due to air pollution

Based on five years of data from EPA models, ProPublica mapped areas in…

Check the frequency of salmonella in your chicken

The USDA recommends that you cook your chicken to at least 165°F to…

alt.VIS

The IEEE VIS 2021 conference is running virtually this week, and there’s a…

Bend the emissions curve

There has been progress since the Paris climate agreement in 2014, but there’s…

Mapping the probable heat around the world

Earth is getting warmer, and the previously abstract concept seems to grow more…

Drought extent by region

For Scientific American, Cédric Scherer and Georgios Karamanis charted drought extent by region…

Spending bill in a treemap box

Margot Sanger-Katz and Alicia Parlapiano for NYT’s The Upshot broke down a Democrat…

3-D rendering of Dixie fire smoke clouds

The New York Times used radar data to create a 3-D model of…

Search every USPS mail route

I’m not sure how long this has been around, but the USPS has…

A view from the Moon’s south pole

NASA Goddard visualized the point of view from the south pole of the…

Treemap tour of political donations

The Digital Story Innovation Team for ABC News in Australia looked at political…

Simulating how just a little gender bias in the workplace can lead to big effects up the chain

Yuhao Du, Jessica Nordell, and Kenneth Joseph used simulations to study the effects…

How the 3-point line changed basketball

Vox shows how the 3-point line is “breaking” the game. The basic math…