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January 30th

Dash Davidson published on Steamer Projections

Tableau Public's Dash Davidson visualizes the two very different paths that the Seahawks and Patriots used to get to the Super Bowl. The two team's in-game win probabilities are charted on the Y axis with time left in their respective games on the X axis. Click on the play buttons in the graphs to show big-swing play highlights.

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More Great Vizzes

Super Bowl Ad Tracker

Harley Ellenberger of Kantar Media shows Super Bowl ad spending trends since 1995. Click on the screenshot, then click on a bar chart segment to view the spending details about that category and year.

Vaccination in California Elementary Schools

Daniel J. Willis of the Bay Area News Group created this visualization of vaccination rates in California elementary schools. Green markers signify a vaccination rate of the 92% or more required for "herd immunity" to protect the unvaccinated from disease. Red markers are below 92%. ...

Dakar 2015 - The Winners

Yanina Ronconi of La Nacion explores the 2015 Dakar race. Use the filter to dive deeper into each type of vehicle (cars, trucks and motorcycles) to see who had the best time.

Airline Performance Reports made it easy to check which airlines perform the best in each month of the year. Click on the screenshot to view the viz, then click the date filters to see which airline is the most reliable in that month.

Top New Albums Played on KEXP in 2014

Jewel Loree takes a look at the best new albums of 2014 played on KEXP, by both listener rank and rank by plays. See which of the top 91 albums fall in the high listener rank and high DJ plays.

UK Road Safety

This visualization looks at where and when road accidents happen in the UK. Scroll along the viz to view each 'panel' and explore the data.

Crisis in the A&E?

Inspired by Kelly Martin's viz on Nuclear Energy which made Viz of the Day yesterday, Chris Love of The Information Lab created this long-form visualization of increased demand for the Accident and ...

Global Nuclear Energy Use

Kelly Martin from VizCandy looks at global nuclear energy consumption growth since the late 1980's. Scroll down the viz to follow the story and click on a country to see its nuclear energy consumption.

Population Changes in Jämtland Municipalities

The Swedish Northern Regional County Council looks at population changes from 1968 - 2012. Click on the image to view the viz and see which cities populations are growing or shrinking.

Where to Retire?

Meredith Miller of Zillow asks the question: where is the best place for you to retire? Use the filters to place your preferences and see the locations that are recommended for you!

European Views on Immigration

Europaportalen visualizes each European country's views on immigration. Click the screenshot to view the viz, then click the filter bubbles to see how views differ between intra-EU immigration and immigration from countries outside of Europe.


Former Iron Viz contestant Jonathan Trajkovic reflects on the Twitter response to the recent tragedy in his home country of France. Click through the story points to see how Twitter banded together in support of the victims of Charlie Hebdo.

The Rise of the Middle Class

CNBC's John Schoen visualizes the current and projected state of the middle class in different countries around the world. Use the slider on the top to switch the year from 2013 to 2030.

Police Forces in Europe

Andrea Gianotti visualizes how much Europe invests in its police forces - both as a proportion of GDP and per 1000 citizens. Click on the image to view the viz and move through the timeline to see how spending has changed over time.

Mapping Houston's Electricity Usage

Frank Bracco of the City of Houston Blog, visualizes the changing energy usage climate in Houston, Texas. Change the slider on the top to animate the map back and forth in time.

Kid-friendly Hikes in Washington

Michael Mixon of Pixel Drifter visualizes the distribution and difficulty of kid-friendly hikes in Washington, USA. Click the screenshot to view the viz then select a region to filter the map view. Click the original post link to see how it was made.

Premier League Injuries by Body Part

Matt Francis uses some custom polygon wizardry to create the unique interaction in the viz documenting injuries in the Premier League. Click on a body part on the footballer to see who injured that part.

Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba

Ramon Martinez of Health Intelligence takes a look at the infant mortality rate in Cuba, from 1970 - 2014. Explore the viz to see the decreasing trend in infant mortality.

What is the 'Best' Second Language to Learn?

Mike Cisneros and Michael Brinn from Evince Analytics look at what is the 'best' second language to learn given what language(s) you already speak. Click on the image to view the viz and follow the story points to see what second language is 'best' for you!

Lump Sum Investing vs. Dollar Cost Averaging

Benu Bhargava of Viz Disco explores if it is better to dollar cost average or to make a yearly lump sum contribution when funding an investment account. Click the image to filter the data to show various years and percent gain values.

Annual Blood Alcohol Content Patterns - US

BACtrack looks at the annual patterns of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in the US. Click on the image to view the viz, and hover your mouse over month to see the average daily consumption.

Turing Awards, 1966-2013

Alexander Mou of Vizible Difference visualizes the historical winners of the Turing Award - computer science's most prestigious award. Click on the photos of the winners to learn more about them.

College Football Playoffs

Branden Fulton takes a look at the 2014 college football playoff bracket. Use the filters to weight the importance of each factor for a team winning the playoffs.

Thierry Henry and the MLS

In honor of Thierry Henry's retirement from soccer, Steve Fenn from Stat Hunting gives us a series on his career in the MLS. Use the controls in the top right to choose what you want to visualize.

Top Three Formula 1 Drivers 2012-2014

Pankil Shah of Slalom Consulting visualizes the performance of the top three Formula 1 drivers for the 2012-2014 seasons. Click on the country flags to view individual race results.

Airbnb Prices in Boston?

Hamel Husain and colleagues look at the factors contributing to the variation in Airbnb housing prices in Boston. Click on the image to view the viz and explore each of the four tabs to see different views of the data.

ESPN Franchise Rankings

Carlos Flores visualizes the annual ESPN Franchise Rankings report. Click on the screenshot to go to the viz, and filter by year or by sport to explore this large and rich dataset.

FIFA World Rankings Compendium

Mac Bryla of EyeSeeData created a comprehensive compendium of world rankings for all FIFA teams from 1992 to 2014. Click on the screen shot to view the viz and then select a team from the 'Highlight Team' menu to see its ranking through time.

Municipal Restrictions for Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana may be legal in the state of Washington, but many city and county governments in the state have put their own restrictions on it. Josh Mahar helps untangle the multiple layers of laws with this visualization for the Municipal Research Services Center. Use the ...

The Smartphone Breakdown

Sarah Lewin of IEEE's Spectrum takes a look at how smartphone manufacturers must make trade-offs with various components of modern day smartphones. Click on a component to see the percent of total cost, broken down by the type of phone.

The Solar System

Merlijn Buit looks at the orbits of all the planets in the solar system. Click through the 'animated days' tab to view the orbits over time - and remember to watch the animated YouTube video to see all orbits set to music! (link at the bottom of the viz).

The Success of UConn's Men's Basketball Team

Slalom's Chamberlain Kerr - in her very first Tableau Public viz - shows the success of the Uconn Men's Basketball team. Filter by coach or by season to drill down into the data.

Explore Christmas Tree Varieties

Brittany Fong of BFong Data put together this viz to help you pick out a Christmas tree. Learn about the different varieties of trees available by clicking on the icons.

Lufthansa Strike

With German airline Lufthansa currently on strike, Craig Bloodworth of the Information Lab takes a look at how air travel in Germany has been affected. Use the dropdown menu to choose to view only Lufthansa flights or all airlines.

Road Accidents In India

Divya Bharathi looks at the number and causes of road accidents in India. Click on the image to view the viz and follow the story points to explore the data.

Merry Vizmas

The Tableau Public team has rounded up our favorite Vizzes of the Day from 2014. Check back as we will reveal one more ornament (viz) each day!