Data Simulation Depicting the Average American Day
on 17 December 2015
Using data from the American Time Use survey of 2014, statistician Nathan Yau developed a fascinating data visualization depicting the average day for Americans. Resembling a Hungry Hungry Hippos game, the simulation uses tiny dots to represent citizens as they move from sleep to work to nighttime leisure, with about 96% of people fast asleep at 3AM and roughly 40% working at 3PM. Watch the mesmerizing simulation cycle through a full 24-hour day at Flowing Data.