A gorgeous visualisation of satellites in Earth orbit. Click around to grasp the scale of the network.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Watching this data visualisation on its high speed setting is quite hypnotic.
Monday, November 21st, 2016
Russell wrote an article for Wired magazine all about PowerPoint, but this extended director’s cut on his own site is the real deal.
Who knew that the creator of PowerPoint was such an enthusiast for the concertina?
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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.
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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.
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Monday, October 12th, 2015
A nice navigable timeline of historical events from Wikipedia.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
What a lovely bit of progressive enhancement—styling data tables to display as charts.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
A tool for getting instant visual feedback on your nth-child selectors. Considering that the way I figure out nth-child selectors is to try randomly changing numbers until it works, this should be quite useful for me.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Curiosity’s journey so far, nicely visualised.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll | The Center for Investigative Reporting
A terrific piece of well-illustrated data-driven journalism.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
A lovely visualisation that combines two of my loves: space, and the correct use of the subjunctive.
Friday, February 28th, 2014
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.
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
A beautiful real-time visualisation of winds on our planet.
Friday, August 30th, 2013
Data visualisations that make no sense.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
On the one hand, this is yet another Snowfall clone. On the other hand, the fact that it’s responsive is impressive.
Friday, July 26th, 2013
A gorgeous interactive visualisation of our local galactic neighbourhood.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
A long-zoom data visualisation.