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 June 2017.
Visualisations & Infographics
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
The Pudding | 'A Timeline of Each Year’s Top-200 Grossing Films, 1966 - 2016'
Food and Water Watch | 'Art Amplifies Activism Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline'
Science | 'Cracking the mystery of the egg shape'. Eggxellent piece.
David Bihanic | '“Data Shapes” is an experimental project that introduces a realtime way to visualize the global flow of public data'
Dataphys | 'EuroGums: Edible Population Pyramids'
Forma Fluens | 'Abstraction, simultaneity and symbolization in drawings.'
New York Times | 'How Britain Voted'
Twitter | Superb sequence of Premier League analysis by John Burn-Murdoch
Behance | 'Visualising Futuristic Technology for National Geographic Channel's Year Million '
Quartz | 'Map: Donald Trump’s “mean, mean, mean” health care bill is meanest to his most crucial voters'
National Geographic | 'From Blood-Soaked Sand to Retractable Roofs: A History of Stadiums'
New York Times | 'Trump's Lies'
FT | 'Climate change pushes ominous clouds over southern US'
Washington Post | 'Only two countries aren’t part of the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. will be the third.'
Treepedia | 'Exploring the Green Canopy in cities around the world'
Visual Athlete | 'Create beautiful art using sports data'
Vox | 'We tracked the Trump scandals on right-wing news sites. Here’s how they covered it.'
The Big Book of Dashboards | A selection of downloadable dashboards profiled in the book
Tableau | 'The Kakapo'
Nexo | 'The rhythm and style of different Brazilian literary works' [Translated]
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
FT | 'Data visualisation: it is not all about technology'
Periscopic | 'Visualizing Spanish Migration: A Case Study for Data Exploration at Periscopic'
Vencore | '10:30 AM | The most important weather forecast of all-time: D-DAY, June 6, 1944*'
Perceptual Edge | 'The DataVis Jitterbug: Let’s Improve an Old Dance'
Medium | 'Why you should be prototyping'
Tableau Public | 'Vizzes from Around the World: Italy's Got Talent!'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
ThePudding | 'How to implement scrollytelling with six different libraries'
IBCS | 'The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS or IBCS Standards) are practical proposals for the design of reports and presentations'
Roman Klinger | Paper: 'Investigating the Relationship between Literary Genres and Emotional Plot Development' by Evgeny Kim, Sebastian Padó and Roman Klinger
Stardust | 'Stardust: GPU-based Visualization Library'
JMP | 'Introducing packed bars, a new chart form'
UBC | Talk slides: 'Data Visualization Pitfalls to Avoid' by Tamara Munzner
Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
Rock the VizComm | 'Charting the Chartists: A 2016 Survey of Data Visualization Professionals'
Data Stories | '100 | Data Stories 100!!!' (Congratulations to Mo and Enrico!)
Mapbox | 'Welcome to Cartogram: Make a map style by dropping an image on the map'
Data Journalism Awards | Announcing the winners for the Data Journalism Awards 2017
Amazon | New book: 'Data Visualization for Success: Interviews with 40 Experienced Designers' by Steven Braun
Enigma Public | 'Welcome to Enigma Public, the world’s broadest collection of public data. Take a tour to see everything you can do in the Public platform.'
O'Reilly | New book: 'Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, 2nd Edition: An Introduction to Designing with D3' by Scott Murray
Dunod | New book: 'Manuel de datavisualisation', by Jean-Marie Lagnel [French]
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
Archive | 'Apollo mission 17 lunar photography index maps'
Twitter | 'The mobile web in 2017'
Calligraphr | 'Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font!'
Independent | From 2015 but I only learnt about it recently, the fascinating story of the China 'social credit' system to rate each citizen's trustworthiness
Twitter | 'One design firm's jargon-free contract: "Time is money. More time is more money"'
New York Times | 'The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers'