Visualization

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

News story lifespan charts

A wideout view of the news cycle can look like a series of…

Evolution of the alphabet

Matt Baker provides this nifty diagram on how the alphabet changed over the…

Closeness in relationships over time, illustrated with a couple of lines

Cartoonist Olivia de Recat illustrated the closeness over time for various relationships. Charming.…

See every member’s path to the House of Representatives

For The New York Times, Sahil Chinoy and Jessia Ma visualized the path…

xkcd: technical analysis

Seems about right.…

Rail delay scarf goes for $8,500 on eBay

Sarah Weber posted a picture of a scarf that her mom knit to…

Scale of tens

I’m always up for some scaled perspective. From David Packer: Anyone need a…

Real-time speed of light from Earth to Mars

Hurry up, light. We’re gonna be late: By James O’Donoghue, the animation shows…

Personality quiz with traits on a spectrum

Ah, the online personality quiz, oh how I missed you. Oh wait, this…

Inside out map of the Grand Canyon

John Nelson turned the Grand Canyon inside out to understand the magnitude better:…

Build a parasite to block your digital assistant

Digital assistants offer convenience, but they also offer continuous surveillance, and it’s not…

One-year time-lapse of the weather

Along the same lines as last week’s one-year wind time-lapse, Weather Decoded provides…

Voronoi diagram from smooshing paint between glass

It feels like magic. I think there’s a magic trick percolating in there…

Time-lapse of all the wind in 2018

Using the same National Weather Service data that powers his live-ish wind map…

Government shutdown, other industries provided for scale

As the shutdown continues, 800,000 government workers wait for something to happen. The…

Vintage map with modern 3-D elevation

This vintage recreation by graphic designer Scott Reinhard fills all the right checkboxes…

Border wall progress chart

Denise Lu for The New York Times provides a quick overview of the…

List of visualization best-of-year lists, 2018

The end of a year is always a good time to look back…