Nodes and edges show connections, typically positioned to show strength of relationships.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Visualize Hierarchical Graphs in R, with ggraph and tidygraph
Network graphs are a good way to find structure and relationships within hierarchical data. Here are several ways to do it.
How to Make a Moving Bubble Chart, Based on a Dataset
Ooo, bubbles... It's not the most visually efficient method, but it's one of the more visually satisfying ones.
How to Make Chord Diagrams in R
Show connections in the circular layout for a more compact presentation.
Getting Started with Network Graphs in R
Add the vertices. Connect them with edges. Repeat as necessary.
Simulating how just a little gender bias in the workplace can lead to big effects up the chain
Yuhao Du, Jessica Nordell, and Kenneth Joseph used simulations to study the effects…
Unemployment and Occupation
Unemployment has hit some industries more than others. Here's how the most recent estimates compare against last year's.
It's hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.
Anatomy of an outbreak
For Reuters, Manas Sharma and Simon Scarr animated a coronavirus outbreak in Singapore…
UK government org charts
When I think government structure, I tend to think in general overviews where…
School diversity visualized with moving bubbles
The Washington Post visualized 13,000 school districts to show the change in diversity…
The Stages of Relationships, Distributed
Everyone's relationship timeline is a little different. This animation plays out real-life paths to marriage.
A Day in the Life: Women and Men
Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation.
A Day in the Life: Work and Home
I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.
How disinformation spreads in a network
Disinformation is kind of a problem these days, yeah? Fatih Erikli uses a…
Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents
For Co.Design, Periscopic compared patent ownership between Apple and Google, which ends up…
Most Common Family Types in America
Nuclear is still the most common, but there are millions of households in the United States with a different family structure.
Game of Thrones discussions for every episode, visualized
I hear there’s some show called “Game of Thrones” that’s kind of popular…
A Day in the Life of Americans
I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person's entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.