Visualization

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

News homepage design overview

As you click through the news, you can probably almost always figure out…

Measuring the varied sentiments of good and bad words

There was a survey a while back that asked people to provide a…

Inside Hurricane Maria, a 3-D perspective

This 3-D view inside Hurricane Maria, from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA’s…

Mapping opportunity for children, based on where they grew up

Opportunity Atlas, a collaboration between Opportunity Insights and the Census Bureau, is the…

Coral-like cities to show road networks

Craig Taylor from Ito World used a coral metaphor to visualize road networks…

Constructing charts and graphs

Jeffrey Heer, a computer science professor at the University of Washington, provides an…

Summer rain levels compared to the norms

Tim Meko and Aaron Steckelberg for The Washington Post compared this summer’s rains…

Morph, an open-source tool for data-driven art without code

Morph, by Datavized in collaboration with the Google News Initiative, is a tool…

Timeline of Earth

Here’s a fun piece by Andy Bergmann that shows the timeline of Earth.…

xkcd: Curve-fitting messages

xkcd tells it like it is.…

Judging connectedness of American communities, based on Facebook friendships

We talk about geographic bubbles a lot these days. Some areas are isolated,…

Watch rising river levels after Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought a lot of rain, which in turn made river levels…

Endangered species that could fit in a train car

There are endangered species where the remaining few in the world could fit…

3-D view inside Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut went through the northern end of the Phillipines a few days…

Realistic storm surge depicted in Weather Channel forecast

The Weather Channel is using a realistic 3-D depiction surrounding a reporter to…

Turning water pollution into audiolized awareness

Brian House collected polluted water with acid mine drainage in the Tshimologong Precinct,…

Hurricane Florence trackers

Hurricane Florence is forecast to touch down Thursday night or Friday, and what’s…

Night lights mapped as terrain

You’ve probably seen the maps of Earth at night. It gives you a…