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 August 2017.

Visualisations & Infographics

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

Washington Post | 'What #eclipse2017 looked like across the country'

Medium | '041/342: Amp up! From psychedelic rock to minimalism - data viz experience.'

Visual Capitalist | 'Animation: Comparing China vs. India Population Pyramids'

Washington Post | 'Here's how far you're likely to get from America's largest cities'

FT | 'Bailout costs will be a burden for years'

Beautiful English | 'Beautiful is the most common word translated to English with Google'

Morgenpost | 'All 2559 direct candidates - who they are, what they stand for'

New York Times | 'Alaska’s permafrost, is no longer permanent. It is starting to thaw'

Guardian | 'Brexit talks: where are the negotiations up to?' (Not a viz but shows value of good info design)

Scientific American | 'Coming Soon? A Solar Eclipse Near You'

Dillon Marsh | 'These images combine photography and computer generated elements in an effort to visualise the output of a mine'

Hindustan Times | 'Every country's fastest man in one race'

TheUpshot | 'Good, Evil, Ugly, Beautiful: Help Us Make a ‘Game of Thrones’ Chart'

Washington Post | Some exceptional thematic mapping on show about Hurricane Harvey, beginning with 'Flooding persists as Harvey downgraded to tropical depression'

Axios | ...and this 'Harvey's energy toll'

Axios | ...as well as 'Map: Every storm that has hit Texas since 1960'

New York Times | ...and 'Maps: Tracking Harvey’s Destructive Path Through Texas and Louisiana'

Earth Observatory | ...and this, predicting the likely best view of the total eclipse across the US based on then-projected clear skies

New York Times | ...and finally 'Thousands Cried for Help as Houston Flooded'

Bl.ocks | 'Northern hemisphere sea ice extent: 1978 to 2017' by Tom Shanley

The Science Bookstore | 'Great Maps Department: Nationalities of Manhattan, 1894.'

Kultur Design | Wonderfully creative portfolio from the Kultur team, Polly and Mike

2q17 | 'What was Germany looking for? Which terms were most frequently used in connection with the top candidates of the seven most searched parties on Google?'

Reuters | 'North Korea visualised: A selection of data-driven stories from Reuters.'

ThePudding | 'She Giggles, He Gallops: Analyzing gender tropes in film with screen direction from 2,000 scripts.'

Flickr | 'Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900 - 2016.'

FT | 'Record football transfer deals within the realms of the rational' (mainly the fascinating chart in the middle of the piece)

Washington Post | 'The astonishing human potential wasted on commutes'

Gramener | 'The Elvis Presley Jukebox'

John Grimwade Blog | 'Size comparison: Side-by-sde visualisations'

Kickstarter | 'The Golden Record: gold data visualisations from Voyager'

Fallen | The Shadow Peace is a web series that combines data-visualization and cinematic storytelling to explore the driving factors of war and peace'

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

Cartonerd | 'Too much rain for a rainbow'

Vallandingham | 'How Long Does it Take to (Quick) Draw a Dog?'

Medium | 'Looking at the German election through Google Trends — an interview with Moritz Stefaner' (about the '2Q17' project, above)

Lisa Charlotte Rost | 'My Why and How of Blogging'

John Grimwade Blog | 'On the road: A less than serious review of highways signs'

Tableau | 'The State of Data Education in 2016: How U.S. higher education responds to the data skills gap'

Learning & Development

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

Vallandingham | Talk: 'Histograms to View Oodles of Doodles from Google' (associated with article above)

Data Stories | Excellent episode 104 'Visualization Literacy in Elementary School with Basak Alper and Nathalie Riche'

AVIZ | 'The Emerging Genre of Data Comics'

DataVizProject | 'A website trying to present all relevant data visualizations, so you can find the right visualization and get inspired how to make them'

The Design Journal | Opinion piece: 'Research in Graphic Design' by Sue Walker

Journocode | 'From the data to the story: A typical ddj workflow in R'

Source | 'How We Made the Washington Post Eclipse-Scroller'

ESRI | 'How-To: Missile Height Diagram'

Design Research Society | Paper: 'Data Visualisation Does Political Things', by Dr. Joanna Boehnert

Paint By Numbers | An oldie but I found it SO useful this month 'A Rough Guide to Tableau Dashboard Actions'

R-Project | 'The viridis color palettes'

Journal of Statistical Software | Paper: 'Tidy Data', by Hadley Wickham

Evergreen Data | 'Visualizing Not Applicable or Missing Data'

New York Times | 'What Music Do Americans Love the Most? 50 Detailed Fan Maps'

Subject News

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'

Twitter | Sarah Slobin's curated an 'open, evolving list of the female talent working with, studying and making dataviz'

ClearGraph | 'ClearGraph joins Tableau'

Medium | 'Introducing Semiotic for Data Visualization'

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

Medium | 'Look (what you made me do): I illustrated 10 of my professional sins'

The Guardian | 'Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey'

Twitter | 'Map showing the most popular drinks company in each country'

Animade | It is so long ago I can't remember specifically why I bookmarked this animated chilli dog but it is an animated chilli dog so that might be enough

CJR | 'Q&A: Artist behind infamous New Yorker cartoon on the craft, his inspiration'

Guardian | 'Why are there so few women in tech? The truth behind the Google memo'

Priceonomics | 'Why Every Movie Looks Sort of Orange and Blue'

NRK beta | 'With a quiz to comment, readers test their article comprehension'


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