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Data Visualization: Inspiration

Looking for inspiration for your next project?

Here are some resources to help inspire you:

 

General data visualization

Topic Link Description
General Information is Beautiful A blog by David McCandless featuring examples of interesting data visualizations.
  Sample Data A resource with lots of sample datasetsyou can play around with, including links to repositories with even more datasets. Click "Sample Data" to navigate to the sub-page.
Types of Visualization The Data Visualization Catalogue A blog by Severino Ribecca that attempts to list every possible type of data visualization.
  Data Viz Project A blog by Ferdio, an infographic design agency, that attempts to list every possible type of data visualization.

 

Tool-specific

Topic Link Description
R FlowingData A blog by Nathan Yau, a statistician who primarily uses R to create his data visualizations. He includes explanations of how he makes his visualizations as well as links to helpful tutorials.
Tableau Tableau Public's Viz-of-the-Day A blog by Tableau that shares top visualizations created and shared on Tableau Public.
Hand-Drawn Dear Data A famous project conducted by designers Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec in which they exchanged data visualizations about their lives, written on postcards.
  @Mona Chalabi An illustrator who creates hand-drawn visualizations.

 

Subject-specific

Topic Link Description
Boston-based data viz MIT's Senseable City Lab A lab at MIT that creates data visualizations using data related to cities.
  The Pudding A digital publication that uses data visualization to create "visual essays" that tell often humorous stories. 
  Fathom Information Design A design group that creates data visualizations for clients.
News/Journalism Graphic Detail The Economist's blog sharing their visual work.
  FiveThirtyEight​ A digital publication focusing on politics, economics, and sports, that frequently uses data visualization
  @WSJGraphics The Wall Street Journal's Twitter feed for their graphics team.
  @nytGraphics The New York Times' Twitter feed for their graphics team.
  @postgraphics The Washington Post's Twitter feed for their graphics team.
  @BBGVisualData Bloomberg's Twitter feed for their graphics team.
  @BBCNewsGraphics BBC News' Twitter feed for their graphics team.
Scientific SA Visual Scientific American's blog sharing their visual work.

 

Questions about Data Visualization?

Please contact Kate Kryder, Research Data Analyst, for further assistance