Stitch Fix Algorithms Tour


Stitch Fix is a pretty remarkable place to work as a data scientist. Understanding why requires thinking through the implications of the business model and getting to know some of the people and structures that form the Algorithms team.

To provide a rough guide to the former, we (Eric Colson, Tarek Rached, Liz Cruz and I) built an Algorithms Tour.

We also open sourced the code and released a series of blog posts describing how it was made: an overview of process and structure, a description of the Tour's use of simulations, and a description of some of its micro-animations. In each post, we provide some code examples to help clarify how we did things and to provide starting points for other such narrative animations using D3.

Most of the code snipits can also be found via my blocks homepage, with the exception of the scrollytelling starting-point code, which is available here and viewable here.

The Algorithms Tour was shortlisted for the Information is Beautiful Awards.