The space between the data and the baseline is filled with a color or a pattern, usually emphasizing counts or percentages for a single variable.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Make a Customized Excess Mortality Chart in Excel
Show current evolution against expected historical variability and add one or more series that could account for the difference.
How to Visualize Proportions in R
There are many ways to show parts of a whole. Here are quick one-liners for the more common ones.
How to Make an Interactive Stacked Area Chart
Stacked area charts let you see categorical data over time. Interaction allows you to focus on specific categories without losing sight of the big picture.
How Men and Women Spend Their Days
Using an oldie but goodie visualization format to look at time use between different groups.
Daily Routine, 2020
After looking at how much time we spent on daily activities in 2020, let's look at when we spent our time.
How We Spent Our Time in 2020 Versus 2019
Our everyday routines changed over the past year, and with the 2020 American Time Use Survey, we can see by how much.
Weather Strip, an app that shows the forecast as a time series
Weather Strip is a new weather app by visualization researcher Robin Stewart. It…
All the matches from Euro 2020 in one chart
To see all the matches from the group stage of Euro 2020 in…
Evolution of coronavirus strains
Reuters looked at how seven main strains of the virus evolved around the…
Election night might take weeks
For The Washington Post, Ashlyn Still and Kevin Schaul charted how long it…
Shifts in Job Distribution
In the 1950s, almost half of all employed people were either in farming or manufacturing. As you can imagine, work changed a bit over the years.
Saving for Retirement and Age
People tend to have more money saved up over time, but range and variation also grow, and often it’s not enough.
How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids
I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here's where the minutes go.