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Days Since Incident

Tracking natural disasters on Earth.

Celebratory Gunfire: An interactive data visualization and analysis.

A must-see interactive analysis of Celebratory Gunfire, including animations and projections on how far and how fast bullets travel.

The Sounds of CDMX

How informal street vendors define the sonic landscape of Mexico’s capital

Which fonts to use for your charts and tables

Sans-serif or serif typefaces? Lining or oldstyle figures? Narrow or wide? We explain which fonts work best for data visualizations.

How to Visualize a Graph with a Million Nodes

Large-scale graph visualizations are tricky.

Where Do Memes Come From? The Top Platforms From 2010-2022

From the rise of TikTok to the Boomerification of Facebook, our data tells many important stories.

A Design Process for Dataviz

Design is a plan to create something that will be beneficial to people.

The Big [Censored] Theory

A case study on how the government censors TV in China.

The Marvel Cinematic Network

Explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe like never before! Discover how the MCU evolved during the Phase One.

The Coming California Megastorm

A different ‘Big One’ is approaching. Climate change is hastening its arrival.

Tidying up Earth

This map shows the countries of the world neatly aligned, rather than randomly spread all over the planet.

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