At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from October 2016.

Visualisations & Infographics

Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.

Washington Post | '100 years of hurricanes hitting and missing Florida, visualized'

Tableau Public | 'Back with another one of those block rocking streets' by Jonni Walker

C82 | 'Colors of the Rails: Every color of every line of every metro system'

The Economist | 'Greying of the Nobel laureates'

@dsparks | 'A century of presidential elections, in one GIF'

VizWiz | 'Fix It Friday: Ten Alternatives Methods for Presenting Alcohol Consumption in OECD Countries'

Data Remixed | ... and coincidentally Ben has a piece here including '10 Ways of Visualizing 2013 UK Exports'

Polygraph | 'How news media covers Trump and Clinton: Analyzing 12,147 images of the candidates.'

C82 | 'Seeing music'

Washington Post | 'Germany reunified 26 years ago, but some divisions are still strong'

Column Five Media | '40 examples of beautiful annual report design'

Reddit | 'My Shower Temperature per Angle of the Handle'

Washington Post | 'Most of Trump’s charts skew the data. And not always in his favor.'

MH Infographics | 'Nerd facts: Asian American population'

Future Ocean | 'Next Generation: Interactive scientific poster'

Petr Devaikin | Petr's porfolio page showing some nice work

Medium | 'New images of complex microbiome environments visualized by Berkeley Metagenomics Lab and Stamen Design.'

Polygraph | 'The Entire History of Kickstarter Projects, Broken Down by City'

Anthony Veyssiere | 'The Story of Music: An interactive visualization of the music charts history by genres'

Washington Post | 'The Top 100 players for the 2016-17 NBA season'

New York Times | 'Trump Has Spent a Fraction of What Clinton Has on Ads' (logged particularly because I reckon this is their first streamgraph since 'Ebb and Flow')

Urban Demographics | 'Visualizing the space-time geography of flow data'

Barabasi Lab | 'Career Paths: Quantifying the evolution of individual scientific impact'

Articles

The emphasis on these items is that they are less about visualisation images and are more article-focused, so includes discussion, discourse, interviews and videos

Spatial.ly | '7 Deadly Sins of (Academic) Data Visualisation'

Eager Eyes | 'A Decade of EagerEyes' (congratulations Robert!)

FT | 'A love of maps should mean using fewer to illustrate data better'

Dice | 'Edward Tufte on Data Visualizations and Art'

Wired | 'Electoral Maps All Look a Little Different. Here’s Why'

Elijah Meeks | 'Generating palettes the old-fashioned way'

Questions in Dataviz | 'Is it OK to steal?'

Medium | 'Knowledge is More Than a Point of Data'

John Grimwade | 'Nigel Holmes on humor: A warmer approach to infographics'

Flowing Data | 'Shorten the Visualization Path Back to Reality'

Journalism | 'Washington Post series on border barriers aims to break the mould of digital storytelling'

Nieman Lab | 'Why aren’t local newsrooms innovating digitally? Because the goat must be fed'

FT | 'Why the FT creates so few clickable graphics'

Learning & Development

These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.

Steve Haroz | Paper: 'The Connected Scatterplot for Presenting Paired Time Series' by Steve Haroz, Robert Kosara, Steven Franconeri

Dropbox | Poster: 'The power of maps to (mis)communicate: A case study of forecaster's versus the public's interpretation of hurricane track maps' by Gina Eosco

GitHub | 'This repository contains a selection of campaign speeches given by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.'

Medium | 'HindSight: Encouraging Exploration and Engagement in Data Visualization'

Maarten Lambrechts | 'How I built a scraper to measure activity of MPs and got a scatter plot in the newspaper'

Hackernoon | 'How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016'

Distill | 'How to Use t-SNE Effectively'

GitHub | The FT's 'Visual Vocabulary' poster

Fell in Love With Data | 'InfoVis Course Diary: Update on Class Flipping'

Kosara | Paper: 'An Empire Built On Sand: Reexamining What We Think We Know About Visualization' by Robert Kosara

UW Interactive Data Lab | Paper: 'Vega-Lite: A Grammar of Interactive Graphics' by Arvind Satyanarayan, Dominik Moritz, Kanit Wongsuphasawat, Jeffrey Heer'

Doing Data | 'Variables in Tableau : Discrete and Continuous (Part I)'

aviz | 'This site contains links to interactive demos, websites, evaluation data, and other complementary material about research presented at the IEEE VIS conference, Oct 2016, in Baltimore'

Google Docs | Talk: 'Glitch as a Generative Design Process' by Romain Vuillemot and Samuel Huron

Subject News

Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.

Evergreen Data | 'Announcing Chart Chooser Cards'

Amazon | New book: 'Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse , and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide' by Josh Katz

Esri | 'ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Gives Photoshop and Illustrator Users Direct Access to Esri Content'

Guerilla Analytics | New Book: 'Guerrilla Analytics: A Practical Approach to Working with Data' by Enda Ridge

The Big Book of Dashboards | Announcing a new book: 'The Big Book of Dashboards' by Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, Andy Cotgreave

Where the Animals Go | New book: 'Where the Animals Go', by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

Good Design Award | 'Outline of the Good Design Award winners 2016'

5W Blog | New book: 'LOOK INSIDE: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling' by Samuel and Juan Velasco

TextTile | 'An Interactive Visualization Tool for Seamless Exploratory Analysis of Structured Data and Unstructured Text'

Sundries

Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data/technology focus or just seem worthy of sharing

Mashable | 'Admit it: Microsoft is now a braver, more innovative company than Apple'

New York Times | 'As Crime in the Subway Comes Down, Signs From an Earlier Era Do Too'

Wired | 'Barack Obama: Now Is the Greatest Time to Be Alive' (Remember, this was in October...)

TechCrunch | 'Google and Monotype unveil the Noto Project’s unified font for all languages'

Creative Bloq | 'Google shares its toolkit for creating beautiful design'

Wired | '16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection—And Better Cities'

Twitter | '6,000 words of Trump insults in today's NYT. Recommended user experience: read them all, left to right, on a copy you bought yourself'

Twitter | 'Pretty cool ad design for a kitchen'

Twitter | 'A page of text where I have removed the words so you can just enjoy the punctuation.'

Reddit | 'What if the largest countries had the biggest population?'

John McIntyre | 'Our vanishing heritage: Some terms — hardly an exhaustive list — retrieved from newspaper lingo before these endangered print artefacts vanish like the passenger pigeon and the copy editor.'


New book: The Origin of (almost) Everything
Being Freelance podcast appearance