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Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain

I've always liked concepts like the golden ratio or the dragon curve, which are easy to understand and explain but are mathematically beautiful.

Probable Futures

Probable Futures offers useful tools to visualize climate change along with stories and insights to help people understand what those changes mean.

Data Vis Dispatch, September 7

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Typography for Data

Text makes up a large majority of the content in internal, operational products.

Bitcoin Uses More Electricity Than Many Countries. How Is That Possible?

The most popular cryptocurrency wastes energy by design. Why is that, and could it ever be greener?

Ranking the Biggest NBA Finals Carry Jobs

It is mostly LeBron James.

20 ideas for better data visualization

Applications we design are becoming increasingly data-driven.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2021

In May 2021 over 80,000 developers told us how they learn and level up, which tools they’re using, and what they want.

Visualizing a codebase

Let’s explore ways to automatically visualize a GitHub repo, and how that could be useful.

How Much the Everyday Changes When You Are in a Pandemic

Our everyday routines changed over the past year, and with the 2020 American Time Use Survey, we can see by how much.

The State of Developer Ecosystem in 2021 Infographic

The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 is a detailed report about the programming community.

The 2021 Design Systems Survey

This year, we delve into design system priorities and challenges, including adoption, contribution, and debt.

Data Visualization for Kids

It all started when my nine-year-old son brought home his grade four math homework.

Still Flowing at 14

FlowingData turned 14 years old last week. Is that old? It feels old. The site started as a sandbox to put class projects.

Dive Fractals: synchronized diving in the olympics

Ever since I was a kid, I've loved watching the summer Olympics, and out of all the events, I especially loved gymnastics and diving.

Three simple ideas for better election poll graphics

Reporting on election polls can be misleading. But a few simple fixes go a long way — so your readers see facts, not magic.

Average colors of the world

I wrote that I wanted to expand creatively beyond maps in 2021, but here we are, halfway in, and half my posts are maps.

Ten years of breaches in one image

Drawing on data from the “Have I Been Pwned” service, we’ve mapped out 10 years of breaches.

The State of Independence Report 2021

Contra surveyed over 10,000 freelancers across design, engineering, product, writing, marketing, and social to gather insights on the future of work.

How bullet charts taught me about the importance of layering

One of the most interesting things that I’ve found is that working with advanced visualizations often requires a sharper design eye.