Statistical Visualization

Finding patterns, distributions, and anomalies.

Is an Animated Transition From a Scatter Plot to a Bar Graph Effective?

Jeffrey Heer and George G. Robertson investigate the benefits of using animation in statistical graphics.

New Hampshire Graphic from The Times

This graphic is from The New York Times graphics department. It matches the…

One Day in the Life of the Average American

Time Magazine’s multimedia section has a fun, little piece showing some statistics for…

A Magazine Dedicated Entirely to Visualizing Something Useful

GOOD Magazine is “media for people who give a damn.” While so much…

Presidential Nomination Polls With Smoothers

It almost feels like I see a new poll every day for who’s…

iPod Design and Apple Stock Over the Years

Wall Street Journal put up a nice little graphic showing the evolution of…

The Times: Wealthiest Americans Ever

In honor of my New York Times induction day, a visualization of The…

Gas Prices Over Time, 2000-2006

While on the subject of gas prices, Foreign Policy has a graph of…

America Wins in Petrol Consumption per Day

A very simple graph from The Economist (spiced up a bit with a…

Focus Cloud: Tag Cloud with a Twist

Everyone’s familiar with tag clouds, but Aaron Bassett put a slight twist to…