Packed Bubble Chart

Circle size represents data like with a bubble chart, but there is typically no x-y axis. Instead position often represents grouping or is used to maximize space.

Tutorials and Guides

Examples

See if you live in a political bubble

Gus Wezerek, Ryan D. Enos, and Jacob Brown for NYT Opinion use neighborhood-level…

Defining “essential worker” to distribute vaccine

Matthew Conlen, in an article by Abby Goodnough and Jan Hoffman for NYT,…

School diversity visualized with moving bubbles

The Washington Post visualized 13,000 school districts to show the change in diversity…

Brexit voting divisions

The Economist charted the divisions within political parties using Brexit votes as proxy.…

Products with tariffs in the trade war

The trade war started in January of this year when the administration imposed…

Floaty bubble charts with d3.js

D3.js, or Data-Driven Documents, version 4.0 was released a few months ago, so…

Words used at the National Conventions

The elections season is in full swing, and the New York Times graphics…