Visualization

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

Vintage chart shows the evolution in design of everyday objects

By Raymond Loewy, this chart from 1934 shows the shifts in design of…

Nigel Holmes new illustrated book on Crazy Competitions

Nigel Holmes, the graphic designer known for his playful illustrated graphics, has a…

What’s in a food truck

Food trucks are the real deal these days. The best ones serve a…

A visualization game to understand education and school segregation

Educate Your Child by Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee uses census data and the school…

Subway delays visually explained

Adam Pearce for The New York Times describes the sad state of affairs…

What data visualization is for

Eric Rodenbeck from Stamen Design discusses visualization the medium over visualization the tool…

Comparison of terms and conditions lengths

Most of us don’t read the terms and conditions before we click on…

Tweeting a map of every Census tract in the United States

By Neil Freeman, the @everytract bot on Twitter, as the name suggests, is…

Mapping a diverse but segregated America

Aaron Williams and Armand Emamdjomeh for The Washington Post delve into diversity and…

A game to better understand the wisdom (and madness) of crowds

You’ve probably heard of the wisdom of crowds. The general idea, popularized by…

All the buildings in Manhattan in 3-D map

Taylor Baldwin mapped all of the buildings in Manhattan using a 3-D layout.…

Get all caught up with The Avengers using this timeline

It’s been a decade since the first Iron Man movie, and some 30…

Waiting Game, through the steps of asylum seekers

Sisi Wei for ProPublica and Nick Fortugno of Playmatics made a game to…

Umpire strike zone changes to finish games earlier

When watching baseball on television, we get the benefit of seeing whether a…

Shapes we make, seen from the sky

Look from the above at the shapes and geometry we use for cities,…

Algorithms drawn as IKEA furniture instructions

Learning algorithm steps can be a challenge when viewed only through code or…

Maps show spring arriving earlier

From Joshua Stevens at the NASA Earth Observatory: But over the longer term,…

The Moon in 4k resolution

Based on data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA pieced together this…

Day of the year companies stop paying women

One way to think about gender pay gap is to imagine women receive…