Visualization

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

Falling ticket prices for longer flights

Based on data from Expedia, this is an interesting one from The Economist.…

Population mountains

You’ve seen the maps of population density. You’ve seen the jokes. But you…

Heatmap shows deaths by age in different countries

This interactive heatmap by Jonas Schöley shows mortality rates by age. Just use…

Same facts but different stories, an illustration

Multiple people can look at the same dataset and come out the other…

Defining visualization literacy

Michael Correll on the use of “visualization literacy” in research: If people (and,…

Teaching kids data visualization

Jonathan Schwabish gave his fourth-grade son’s class a lesson on data visualization. He…

Skewed mental map of the world’s geography

The maps that we imagine as we think about locations around the world…

Years of life lost due to breathing bad air

Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute estimated the number of…

City road maps made into solvable mazes

Michelle Chandra uses street data as a base for solvable mazes: I draw…

Color distribution in campaign logos

In news graphics, blue typically represents Democrat and red represents Republican. However, the…

Book of hand-painted ski maps

When you go skiing or snowboarding, you get a map of the mountain…

Inflated counts for cleared rape cases

Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica look into rape cases in the U.S. and law…

Where Camp fire destroyed homes

The Camp fire death toll rose to 63 and 631 missing as of…

Street names as a proxy for history and culture

From Streetscapes by Zeit: Street names are stories of life. They tell us…

Visualization research for non-researchers

Reading visualization research papers can often feel like a slog. As a necessity,…

A collection of Charles-Joseph Minard’s statistical graphics

Charles-Joseph Minard, best known for a graphic he made (during retirement, one year…

Earth puzzle without borders

The Earth Puzzle by generative design studio Nervous System has no defined borders.…

Millions of data points with deep scatterplots

Ben Schmidt uses deep scatterplots to visualize millions of data points. It’s a…