Visualization

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

Charting the similarity of summer songs

Popular summer songs have had a bubbly, generic feel to them the past…

Visualizations using Play-Doh

We usually visualize data on computers, because it’s where the data exists and…

Scale model shows how levees increase flooding

Levees are intended to prevent flooding in the areas they are built, but…

Bucket o’ companies compared to Apple $1 trillion value

Apple’s value passed $1 trillion on Thursday, and as tradition requires, we must…

Why the city is hotter than the suburb

NPR used video from a thermographic camera to explain why cities tend to…

How America uses its land

Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby for Bloomberg visualized land use for the conterminous…

Relationships between philosophers over time

Maximilian Noichl visualized the relationships between philosophers from 600 B.C. to 160 B.C.:…

Searching for education deserts

The Chronicle of Higher Education looked for education deserts — places where people…

Mapping the ocean undisturbed by humans

Researchers recently published estimates for the amount of area undisturbed by humans —…

Extremely detailed election map

The Upshot returns to 2016 election results mapped at the precinct level. Because…

Same stars, different constellations

Cultures have formed different stories and pieced together different constellations from the stars,…

Marvel size chart

The logistics of being a 60-foot man must be a pain.…

Marvel Cinematic Universe as a 3-D network

The Straits Times visualized the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a 3-D browsable network.…

Data-centric view of birth control

Birth control is one of those topics often saved for private conversations, so…

Interactive to see street orientation everywhere

After seeing polar charts of street orientation in major cities, Vladimir Agafonkin, an…

Twitter bot purge

With Twitter cracking down, some users are experiencing bigger dips in follower count…

Street network orientation in major cities

Using OpenStreetMap data, Geoff Boeing charted the orientation distributions of major cities: Each…

Products with tariffs in the trade war

The trade war started in January of this year when the administration imposed…

Composite image of a spider building its web

Christian Fröschlin combined 2,800 frames of a spider building its web for this…