Visualization

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

SOPA opposition surges

ProPublica has been tracking members of Congress who oppose and support SOPA. You…

High resolution biomass map, at management scale

In 2010, NASA released a map that shows world forest heights. Robert Simmon,…

Watching ‘wtf Wikipedia’ as SOPA/PIPA blackout begins

While SOPA and PIPA are no laughing matter (join the strike), the reaction…

Optimized dart throwing and other games

If you play darts just trying to hit the bullseye, you aren’t playing…

Spot visualizes tweet commonalities

Twitter is an organic online location, full of retweets, conversations, and link sharing.…

Find out what percent you are in

Accompanying an article on the variations of the wealthiest one percent, The New…

World subway paths at scale

Urban planner Neil Freeman maps the world’s subway systems to scale in a…

Cinemetrics creates a visual fingerprint for movies

As we saw with movie barcodes, each film has a uniqueness that can…

New Hampshire results trackers

The New Hampshire results trackers are out in full force tonight. Ordered by…

Geometry of pasta

From Pasta by Design by George L. Legendre, it’s exactly what you think…

Pie step comment bubble 3D thing

This graphic by commenting platform DISQUS, arguing that higher quality online discussions come…

Designing Google Maps

Google Maps is one of Google’s best applications, but the time, energy, and…

Map of Reddit

Reddit user Laurel Quade mapifies the wonderful world of Reddit. Each country represents…

Where people are looking for homes

In August 2006, real estate search site Trulia had 609,000 visitors. Five years…

Apollo 11 lunar landing told through data

From Yanni Loukissas of the MIT Laboratory for Automation, Robotics, and Society, comes…

Dynamic face substitution

Kyle McDonald and Arturo Castro play around with a face tracker and color…

Hand-crafted wall map of the United States

Seth Stevenson, for Slate Magazine, covers cartographer David Imus’ hand-crafted wall map, which…

High-resolution maps of science

While we’re on the topic of academic papers and how they’re linked, Johan…

Visualizing citations in research literature

From Autodesk Research, Citeology is an interactive that visualizes connections in academic research…