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MapLab: How to Map Mega-Heat

Historically, temperature and weather maps have been full of small icons: a tiny sun for sunny weather, clouds and lightning bolts as needed.

Notable People Map

This map is showing birthplaces of the most "notable people" around the world.

An Accessibility-First Approach To Chart Visual Design

In this article, we will explore how an accessibility-first approach can lead you down the path of creating a better visual design for charts.

How to choose an interpolation for your color scale

Natural, Quantiles, Linear, Custom – which option is the best for your map?

Pizza Exchange Rate

This is a story about pizza, geometry, and making sure you get what you paid for.

Won’t address climate change? How about for the guy who designs heat maps?

My color scale was selected with care. Each color had a meaning.

Visualizing Europe’s heat wave with melting popsicles

Watch these popsicles melt and learn more about what European countries are doing to deal with the heat wave.

How Artists Get Paid From Streaming

We explain how your money gets from you to a streaming platform, and finally to an artist.

Would carbon food labels change the way you shop?

Environmentally friendly food shopping can be a challenge. Find out how your favourite UK supermarket items stack up with our interactive scales

What background color should your data vis have?

Let’s look at 100 data visualizations from advanced data vis designers and beginners. Which background colors do they use – and why?

The Creative Study

Creativity is the most powerful part of business. AUFI asked some of the world’s most creative minds to define what creativity is.

Visualization Publication Dataset

Visualizing a dataset of research in visualization sounded a bit meta, but intriguing…

Compound pejoratives on Reddit – from buttface to wankpuffin

What can Reddit comment data tell us about the rules governing the formation of insulting compound words like ‘fartface’, ‘scumwad’, or ‘assgoblin’?

Felt – The best way to make maps on the internet

Felt lets you create maps collaboratively, using world-class data, and share them in a single click.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2022

In May 2022 over 70,000 developers told us how they learn and level up, which tools they’re using, and what they want.

Point in History

Explore historical boundaries around a given location.

Making of 17th Century Watercolors

Way back in 2014, a Dutch manuscript from about mixing watercolors from 1692 made a splash in the blogosphere.

Pie Graphs of Dogs

Pie graphs of dogs and their body propotions.

The 2022 Design Systems Survey

Why are design systems useful? Designers and developers from more than 20 industries tell us about their design systems and their uses.

A Very, Very Tiny Grammar of Graphics

If you’ve ever wondered how frameworks like Observable Plot, ggplot2, or Vega-Lite work, you’ve come to the right place!