Visualization

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

Rail delay scarf goes for $8,500 on eBay

Sarah Weber posted a picture of a scarf that her mom knit to…

Scale of tens

I’m always up for some scaled perspective. From David Packer: Anyone need a…

Real-time speed of light from Earth to Mars

Hurry up, light. We’re gonna be late: By James O’Donoghue, the animation shows…

Personality quiz with traits on a spectrum

Ah, the online personality quiz, oh how I missed you. Oh wait, this…

Inside out map of the Grand Canyon

John Nelson turned the Grand Canyon inside out to understand the magnitude better:…

Build a parasite to block your digital assistant

Digital assistants offer convenience, but they also offer continuous surveillance, and it’s not…

One-year time-lapse of the weather

Along the same lines as last week’s one-year wind time-lapse, Weather Decoded provides…

Voronoi diagram from smooshing paint between glass

It feels like magic. I think there’s a magic trick percolating in there…

Time-lapse of all the wind in 2018

Using the same National Weather Service data that powers his live-ish wind map…

Government shutdown, other industries provided for scale

As the shutdown continues, 800,000 government workers wait for something to happen. The…

Vintage map with modern 3-D elevation

This vintage recreation by graphic designer Scott Reinhard fills all the right checkboxes…

Border wall progress chart

Denise Lu for The New York Times provides a quick overview of the…

List of visualization best-of-year lists, 2018

The end of a year is always a good time to look back…

Applying for a PhD program in visualization

Niklas Elmqvist provides a detailed guide for finding and a visualization PhD program:…

Context to the stock market rise and falls

The stock market is in a state. So finicky the past few months.…

Higher turnout for midterm elections

Bloomberg charted voter turnout for the just past midterm elections, comparing 2018 against…

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2018

Visualization continues to mature and develop into a medium. There's less focus on visualization the tool and more focus on how to use the tools. That is a good thing.

Kernel density estimation explainer

Matthew Conlen provides a short explainer of how kernel density estimation works. Nifty.…