Visualization

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

Mapping Bob Ross

Fathom Information Design recently made tools to find patterns in documents of text.…

Map of the most popular people replacing the cities they lived in

For The Pudding, Matt Daniels and Russell Goldenberg used Wikipedia pageviews to replace…

Jeopardy! winners making chart jokes

James Holzhauer is on a record-breaking Jeopardy! win streak. It’s not so much…

Charts as a medium for expression

Christine Sun Kim, a deaf artist known for her work visualizing and creating…

Why some Asian accents swap Ls and Rs

Vox delves into why Ls and Rs often get replaced by Asian speakers…

Getting to zero coal in Britain

For The Guardian, Niko Kommenda shows the decrease in coal usage for power…

Rise of the summer sequel

For The New York Times, Keith Collins shows the growing popularity of summer…

New abortion restrictions by state, since 2011

For FiveThirtyEight, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Gus Wezerek categorized and mapped new abortion restrictions…

Mapping politically polarized cities

Rachael Dottle, for FiveThirtyEight, looked for political differences in cities and ranked them,…

Game of Thrones viewer ratings by season

The last episode is coming. Some people don’t like how it’s ending, and…

Inverted world map

Frans Block wondered what the world would look like if water and land…

More candidates and earlier

For Bloomberg, Lauren Leatherby and Paul Murray describe the heightened eagerness to enter…

Interactive explainer for how disease and ideas spread through a network

Kevin Simler uses interactive simulations to explain how things — ideas, disease, memes…

Sprawlball, an in-depth look into the evolution of modern basketball

If you’ve seen a basketball shot chart in the past few years, it…

Pitch speed distribution, a decrease with age

Pitch speed starts to decrease with a baseball player’s age at some point.…

Growing similarity in global diet

Diet around the world is growing more similar. National Geographic charted estimates of…

Amount of fish to raise a big fish

Raising living things requires resources. In the case of fish, it requires more…

Remixing the grocery receipt with data visualization

In prototyping mode, Susie Lu incorporated visualization into the common receipt from the…