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Data Visualization

Watch Obesity Spread Across The Country

Max Galka | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Galka

The word pandemic brings to mind an infectious disease that spreads through the world's population causing a global health crisis. So I found it interesting to see that many scientists are now using the term to describe obesity.

Half a Century of Campaign Spending, Dissected

Max Galka | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Max Galka

Are election campaigns really spending so much more than in the past? The Federal Election Commission maintains detailed campaign financials going back several years, so let's see whether the data agrees.

The Global Extremes of Population Density

Max Galka | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Max Galka

Only 5 percent of the world's population lives in the entire blue region. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red region. Believe it or not, it's true. There are just as many people living in the small red area as there are living in all the blue areas combined.

Jenny Che

Watch The Internet Freak Out Over The Greek Debt Crisis | Jenny Che | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business

Those pretty lights represent explosions of localized tweets.

Alexander Howard

DataViva Is Bringing Brazil's Data To Life | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology

Governments around the world have released more than a million open data sets over the last decade. This information has helped fuel job creation and ...

These Gorgeous Maps Show The World's Great Cities From A Local's POV

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

Everyone knows that tourists tend to take a lot of photos—especially in cities that attract a lot of them. Any New Yorker will gripe about the selfi...

How Accurate Are Weather Forecasts?

Richard Robbins | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Richard Robbins

In light of the great Blizzard of 2015 that wasn't, we might look at how accurate are weather forecasts and especially long-term forecasts.

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Randy Krum | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Randy Krum

These new tools are vector graphics applications that run in your browser as a replacement for using an expensive professional desktop application like Adobe Illustrator to put your infographic design together.

False Visualizations: When Journalists Get Data Viz Wrong

Randy Krum | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media
Randy Krum

As readers, we see the area of two-dimensional shapes on the page to represent the different values, but design software only allows width and height adjustments to size shapes.

Watch NYC Come To Life In Mesmerizing Visualization

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

If you've ever been to New York, then you know the city can sometimes seem like a living, breathing thing. Thanks to a new visualization by data consu...

The Persuasive Power of Visual Language

Phil Simon | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

As a public speaker and frequent conference attendee, I have plenty of opinions about speaking, slides, and presentation styles. What's more, I just p...

Watch Detroit's Population Disappear In 4 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

A new GIF shows just how far the Motor City has fallen since 1970. And its population had already started to drop twenty years before that. As ...

This Interactive Sochi Calendar Completely Reinvents How We Understand Scheduling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports

Calendars are a fairly well-understood, unquestioned form of linear organization. But once you see this new interactive circular calendar, you'll wonder how you ever thought you'd understand the Sochi Olympics without it.

Your State's Economy Is As Big As An Entire Country's

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

The American economy is so massive that your home state has a GDP (or gross domestic product) roughly equal to that of an entire country. Here's a cle...

Sample from The Visual Organization

Phil Simon | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

In a little over two months, my sixth book will be released: The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions...

These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have cha...

Speed Your Company's Social Transformation, From Inside Out

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

The more that we, as the new "social workers" can see and successfully suggest holistic models for adoption in our own company, the greater the chance that we can use our best talents with others, and choose to stay at a firm, doing meaningful work together.

Starting a Business at 24 Is Not Easy; Sticking With It Is Even Harder

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Ekaterina Walter

Starting and running your own business is hard, but doing it in your twenties is even tougher.

Graphing the Spillway of Big Data: Interview With Tagasauris CEO Todd Carter

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

With a limited number of hours per day, the time-consuming platforms of the current, receding social media wave -- Facebook and Foursquare -- will face stiff competition from the next wave of personalized search and full engagement. Don't believe me?

A Closer Look At Unemployment Data Finds Big Variations

The Huffington Post | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For each one of the 12.7 million officially unemployed Americans, joblessness is a particular agony. But the overall number is actu...

Visualizing Respect for Groundwater

Robin Madel | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Robin Madel

Like Rodney Dangerfield, groundwater gets no respect. So says Michael 'Aquadoc' Campana. Groundwater is being depleted at an unsustainable rate and s...

Turning Data Into Art

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Thomas Goetz's exhibit celebrates a new generation of visual pioneers -- part graphic designer, part statistician, part artist -- who have a facility for turning data into meaning.

Intel's The Museum of Me: An Education in Data Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While it is hard not to be taken with the tool just by virtue of it being really cool, I found it inspiring for how we can perhaps teach people about their personal privacy.

Who Gives The Best Info? A Short History Of Information Design

Paula Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paula Scher

Last month, FAST COMPANY magazine published the best info-graphics of the year from their design blog. The choice was derived from FC's own postings o...

Visualizing Global Foreign Relations

Steve Schohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Schohn

Paul Butler at Facebook recently did a really nice piece of work of displaying friendships geospatially, allowing us to see the global scale of Facebo...