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Triple Play Art
A visualization of all 711 Triple Plays in MLB history, looking at the frequency of Triple Plays by position and sequence order.
"Drawing Feelings" is a personal journey of finding my inside and outside worlds through daily drawings of objects that represent my feelings. World Inside represents how we feel in society...
The Blue Lagoon Recipe
Data design created with the blue lagoon ingredients. A successful cocktail is a matter of proportions. Yes but which ones? Here is the visual recipe of the famous Blue Lagoon. A diamond of color...
OddityViz – a visual deconstruction of Space Oddity
What would David Bowie’s music look like through the lens of data visualization? This is what designer Valentina D'Efilippo and researcher Miriam Quick set out to explore in OddityViz – a visual...
The Hidden Sediment Reserve: Quantifying Potential Sediment Trapped Within the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed's Reservoirs
The following interactive visualization encourages the user to explore the sediment volumes trapped within California’s constellation of reservoirs. Sediment composes the material infrastructure...
Iconic Movie Weapons
I visual guide to some of the most famous and memorable weapons in cinematic history.
Does your job pay less than it did five years ago?
Wage stagnation and an ever increasing cost of living have left many people feeling poorer over the last few years. But for some workers, skills shortages mean pay has shot up. So is your job on...
The Timing of Baby Making
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy had just hit the Northeast US when the theories about "Sandy babies" started trickling in. As the story goes, whenever people are stuck in one place for a long time...
Self-portrait: Design Mind Map
For me, this Design Mind Map is like a self-portrait. I sketched seven designers and one innovator who I admire, and then arranged them chronologically. All these designers have inﬂuenced me a lot....
People, Language & Identity
Impact of the Oscars nominations
How big a deal is an Oscar nomination? Most movies make the majority of their profits in the first few weeks after release. A nomination for the Oscars could change this dynamic dramatically,...
The Return of the Big Screen
In 1984 Apple introduced Macintosh for the first time. In the 1984 ad, the big screen, which was presented as a metaphor for collectivism and censorship, was broken down into small individual...
All but two countries are in the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. could be the third.
President Trump declared that the United States would leave the Paris climate agreement, following months of infighting among Trump’s staff that left the world in suspense. He said he hopes to...
The Myth of the Russian Emigration
Some say that when Russia’s borders did open with the fall of Soviet Union, citizens rushed out. Lately they bolted again, under the weight of western sanctions. But did they? This infographic...
The Influence of Innovations
From First Spark to the Personal Computer From Michael Faraday to Steve Jobs, innovators have improved upon the work of those before them—in both direct and indirect ways—to push human progress...
The Most Impactful Inventions in Each State In the U.S.
People love inventions. TV shows like Shark Tank and Make Me a Millionaire are pulling in a crazy number of viewers each night based on content around inventions. MidAmerica Nazarene University has...
This Chart Contains a Few Hidden Surprises About the World Economy
According to the latest data on global GDP released by the World Bank this February, the U.S. still is the world's biggest economy – by far. As shown by this Voronoi diagram, the United States...
Unraveling Death in Game of Thrones
Head on a spike? Check. Shot on the privy? Check. Baked into a pie? Check. Over the past 6 seasons of Game of Thrones, more than 100 characters have been killed off the show — but only one has...
Instead of Brexit
The Brexit divorce bill is estimated to be £66 billion. Instead, let’s buy every working person in the UK a burrito for lunch every day for a year.
Argentine Food Map
Map of Argentina illustrating typical goods from different regions: mate tea from Entre Rios, pizza from Buenos Aires, churros with caramel from Mar del Plata, chorizo sandwich from Santiago del...
A visual history of every manned Apollo flight, charting one of mankind's greatest achievements all the way from Kennedy's 'We choose to go to the Moon' speech to Armstrong's 'One Small Step' and...
China's Global Energy Finance
Since 2000, China has provided upwards of $160 billion in development finance to the energy sector for foreign governments across the globe. To understand the scope and breadth of these...
The Mercator Problem
The Mercator projection map tends to be what most of us think of when pondering the world map. However, it has a major flaw, since it drastically distorts the size of objects approaching the poles....
The news is a major part of how many people obtain information every day. While it provides a vital function to keep people informed about the important issues, we don't often consciously consider...
Cats without a home
These beautiful cats are threatened by growing human populations, loss of habitat, illegal hunting (of both tigers and their prey species) and expanded trade in tiger parts used as traditional...
A Mountain Is More Than Its Summit Elevation
We humans are too easily fixated on extremes, we count and compare and put things in order. The pinnacles of land are mountains, and they are always ranked by the elevation of their summits above...
EPFL Data Monolith
The EPFL Data Monolith presents an immersive data perspective on the complex microcosmos that constitutes university life. It is on display at the Data Square exhibition in the ArtLab building at...
40 years of banking regulation: The words written to prevent the next financial crisis
After the world-wide financial crisis 2008, banking regulation almost doubled: This collection of texts now contains over two million words on thousands of pages. Its purpose is to prevent states –...
La La Land has tied Titanic and All About Eve as the most nominated films in Academy Awards history.
A World of Drugs
Artwork for Visual Data, the column on "La Lettura", the cultural supplement of "Corriere Della Sera". The visualization shows the retail price of 8 drugs analyzed by UNODC (United Nations Office...
Fatal Bear and Wolf Attacks in Norway