Visualization

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

Top NBA player by zone

Kirk Goldsberry is back at ESPN. I put this here mainly because it’s…

Finding all of the trees in the world with machine learning

Descartes Labs used machine learning to identify all of the trees in the…

Old Christmas songs get all the play time

Jon Keegan scraped the playlist from the local radio station’s all-Christmas playlist for…

Make a figure-ground diagram using OpenStreetMap data

In visual perception, a figure-ground grouping is where you recognize an object through…

Modern reproduction of 1847 geometry books

Euclid’s Elements is a series of 13 books produced in 300 BC that…

Soup-Salad-Sandwich space

The debate rages on about the categorization of food items as soup, salad,…

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…