If you’re in need of some long-term perspective right now—because, let’s face it, the short-term outlook is looking pretty damn bleak—then why not explore some of Max Roser’s data visualisations? Have a look at some of the global trends in inequality, disease, hunger, and conflict.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It feels like a user’s browser history is an incredibly rich seam of valuable information just waiting to be presented in a more interesting way.
This could be a handy replacement for some Google Charts images of graphs. It uses SVG and is responsive by default.
I bet it wouldn’t be too tricky to use this to make some sparklines.
A nice navigable timeline of historical events from Wikipedia.
What a lovely bit of progressive enhancement—styling data tables to display as charts.
This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.
A nice little pattern for generating a swish timeline in SVG from a plain ol’ definition list in HTML.
Curiosity’s journey so far, nicely visualised.
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll | The Center for Investigative Reporting
A terrific piece of well-illustrated data-driven journalism.
A lovely visualisation that combines two of my loves: space, and the correct use of the subjunctive.
A lovely bit of data celebration from Ravelry on the occasion of their 4 millionth user.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you want to see a successful example of a real social networking site, don’t look at Facebook; look at Ravelry.
A beautiful real-time visualisation of winds on our planet.
Data visualisations that make no sense.
On the one hand, this is yet another Snowfall clone. On the other hand, the fact that it’s responsive is impressive.
A gorgeous interactive visualisation of our local galactic neighbourhood.
A long-zoom data visualisation.
This powerful timeline illustrates how drone attacks have increased dramatically under Obama’s administration.