Visualization

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

Random walk on pi

By Francisco Javier Arag√≥n Artacho, “This is a walk made out of the…

Five years of traffic fatalities

I made a graphic a while back that showed traffic fatalities over a…

Women as academic authors over the years

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a look at the percentage of academic…

Time of travel in the 1800s

From the 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, these…

Wood charts reveal layers of underwater world

Below the Boat produces beautiful laser-cut wood maps: Starting with a bathymetric chart…

Wine industry network in the US

A group of researchers at Michigan State University, led by Phil Howard, explored…

Map of every person counted in 2010 US Census

In the 2010 United States Census, 308,745,538 were counted, and Brandon Martin-Anderson from…

Map: Laconic history of the world

Cartographer Martin Elmer made a truncated history map of the world: This map…

NFL video screens compared

On news of the Houston Texans getting ready to build the largest video…

Evolution of Batman logo, 1940-2012

Available in print. See also: a video version. Still no confirmation for whether…

Earth as Art book from NASA

The Earth as Art is a compilation of NASA satellite imagery that shows…

Your tax rate in 2012, and past rates since 1913

What is your effective tax rate now versus years past? Ritchie King made…

Longer life expectancy, more years of disease

Bonnie Berkowitz, Emily Chow and Todd Lindeman for the Washington Post plotted life…

National Rifle Association grades for Congress members

The New York Times mapped ratings for members of Congress, as given by…

Animated growth of an organization

A company grows, it shrinks, people come and go. Justin Matejka, a research…

An introduction to diagrams

As a teaser for a larger project on diagrams, Jane Nisselson describes how…

An ideal bookshelf

Thessaly La Force, with illustrator Jane Mount, recently published My Ideal Bookshelf, which…

Get a visual recap of your year on Twitter

As 2013 nears, let the recaps, reviews, and best ofs begin. Twitter put…

Relationships and kills in Game of Thrones replayed

This one’s for you Game of Thrones fans and aficionados. Jerome Cukier visualized…