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Interactive article explaining the physics of a bicycle.

A Map of Places in the US with the Same Name

We calculated what place someone is most likely referring to, depending on where they are.

A Eulogy for Dark Sky, a Data Visualization Masterpiece

A deep look at how the Dark Sky weather app used simple but highly effective charts to report and contextualize the weather.

Why California is still in drought despite heavy rain and snow

The golden state is stuck in a years-long, ongoing drought.

Same data, different stories: How to manipulate graphs to support your narrative

The dark art of manipulating graphs to better support your story, without losing your credibility.

The U.S. has caused the most global warming. When will China pass it?

China will soon pass the U.S. as history’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter.

Visualizing direction and the use of arrows

How graphic arrows support our natural abilities and make us better wayfinders.

1 dataset. 100 visualizations.

Can we come up with 100 visualizations from one simple dataset?

Box office breakup

Rom-coms have seen a rise and fall in popularity at theaters in the U.S. Will the genre make a comeback?

Why Pele is considered the greatest football player of all time

A visual explainer of Pele’s remarkable legacy in football and his most famous moments.

Origin and development of a Snowflake Map

Reproducible code demonstrating the evolution of a recent data viz of CONUS snow cover

NYC Slice

Starting in 2014, I logged every slice of pizza I ate in New York City on the Instagram account NYC Slice.

The State of JS 2022

The 2022 edition of the annual survey about the latest trends in the JavaScript ecosystem.

A Guide To Getting Data Visualization Right

How to choose just the right type of data visualization, with guidelines, best practices and things to keep in mind.

On the brink

Extinction crisis puts 1 million species on the verge of disappearing.

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2022

Every year, I pick my favorite data visualization projects, which tend to cover a wide range of purposes but are typically for presentation.

2022 in Visual Stories and Graphics

Selected New York Times graphics, visualizations and multimedia stories published this year.

Why the super rich are inevitable

Why some mathematicians argue the economy is designed to create a few super rich people – unless we stop it.

2022 Roundup of Web Research

We’ve started making a tradition of rounding up the latest front-end research at the end of each year.

How are you doing?

A journey of emotional awareness, where we uncover the power of naming and visualizing your feelings.