Visualization

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

Stupid calculations

Josh Orter takes back-of-the-napkin math to the next level with Stupid Calculations, which…

Map of London fire engine callouts

Using data from the London Fire Brigade, James Cheshire mapped 144,000 incidents in…

Central limit theorem animation

The central limit theorem: In probability theory, the central limit theorem (CLT) states…

Geography of tweets

Twitter mapped all the geotagged tweets since 2009. There’s billions of them, so…

Guide to Arrested Development jokes

In celebration of Arrested Development’s return via Netflix, NPR combed through the jokes…

DDoS attack animation

In distributed denial-of-service attack a bunch of machines make a bunch of requests…

Lego venn diagram

Profound.…

The Art of Data Visualization

PBS Off Book’s recent episode is on “the art of data visualization.” It…

Sensory augmentation device

We’ve seen plenty of augmented reality where you put on some digitally-enabled glasses…

Meteorites seen falling since 2500BC visualized

About 35,000 meteorites have been recorded since 2500 BC, and a little over…

A quarter century of satellite imagery

In collaboration between USGS, NASA and TIME, Google released a quarter century of…

Coaches are highest paid public employees

Deadspin made a straightforward map that shows the highest paid public employee in…

Ratings of TV shows over time

The quality of television shows follow all kinds of patterns. Some shows stink…

An exploration of recurring jokes on Arrested Development

Watch Arrested Development enough and you start to realize there are a lot…

Map of live Wikipedia changes

On Wikipedia, there are constant edits by people around the world. You can…

Geography of hate against gays, races, and the disabled

In a follow-up to their map of racist tweets towards Barack Obama, the…

Cicada insects out to play after 17 years

This is my first time hearing about this, probably because it only happens…

Exploration of how much geography is needed in metro maps

Terrence Fradet of Fathom Information Design ponders whether metro maps suffer or benefit…

Putting today into perspective

When you focus on all the small events and decisions that happen throughout…