Visualization

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

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…

YouTube Trends map shows most popular videos by region

I don’t know about you, but when I go to YouTube, I check…

Map shows street quality in Los Angeles

Nevermind the horrible traffic in Los Angeles, where it takes a several hours…

Color signatures for classic novels

Jaz Parkinson made color signatures for classic novels. Basically, mentions of colors were…

Glowing landscape shows river history

The poster by Daniel E. Coe shows the life-like historical flows of the…

Fixing bus routes using mobile data

In parts of the world where there are few smartphones and GPS-enabled devices,…

Lego minifigure taxonomy

There are over 4,000 Lego minifigure characters ranging from plumbers and judges to…

History of San Francisco street names mapped

Where do street names come from? Sometimes there’s actual history behind a name,…

A thorough Facebook analysis by Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram analyzed the Facebook world, based on anonymized data from the Wolfram|Alpha…

Stop motion video: Food you can buy for $5 in different countries

This stop motion video from BuzzFeed shows how much food you can buy…

Flowchart for movie time travel

Mr. Dalliard provides this handy flowchart to organize time travel movies. And yes,…

Orbiting planets found by NASA Kepler mission

The Kepler mission by NASA has discovered more than 100 planets that orbit…

Shot charts show evolution of Lebron James

With the start of the NBA playoffs tomorrow, it’s worth coming back to…

Time-lapse: Package shipped with a hidden camera

Designer Ruben van der Vleuten was curious about the shipping process, so he…

Fictional villains chart

No comment necessary. [Thanks, Tom]…

Wealth distribution in America

This video clearly describes the distribution of wealth in America using a set…

Visualizing the Paris metro system

Data visualization group Dataveyes looks closer at the Paris metro system from a…

Locations of every photo from International Space Station

Over the last 12 years, astronauts have taken a lot of pictures from…