yelp prototypes

the City via Yelp
data visualizer – mar 2017
A client hired Stamen to investigate San Francisco via public data. This series of prototypes uses Yelp data to tell stories about the city, narrated by its reviewers.
Read more about it in this blog post.
  • Ratings, number of reviews

    Yelp businesses: rating as color, number of reviews as size

  • Ratings, number of reviews

    Rating as color, number of reviews as height on 3D map

  • Restaurants on 3D map

    Restaurants reliably get many reviews

  • Restaurants, in k-means clusters

    A quick, not-that-successful experiment in determining business corridors via k-means clustering

  • Neighborhood overlaps

    Another experiment: find neighborhood boundaries by identifying businesses tagged with multiple neighborhoods