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 November 2017.
Visualisations & Infographics
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
ProPublica | 'Bombs in Your Backyard'
Gramener | 'US Senator Voting Patterns'
FlowingData | 'Constructed Career Paths from Job Switching Data'
Tableau Public | 'MLB Pitcher Heatmaps'
Spotify | 'Dataviz: A ‘Joy Plot’ about Joy Division'
NZZ | 'Ten election promises of Trump in the interim balance' (Translated)
New York Times | 'Every Tax Cut and Tax Increase in the House G.O.P. Bill and What It Would Cost'
Slow Journalism | 'Alan Partridge infographic: Tracking the trials and tribulations of Norwich’s favourite son.'
Datawrapper | 'Weekly Chart: I’m surrounded by old people'
Interactive Things | 'Violence Info: Global knowledge platform about violence prevention for the World Health Organization'
Twitter | 'I analyzed how the 35k followers of @visualisingdata are connected with each other and tried to put labels on the different groups.'
ABC | 'When will be a good time for the US to act on gun control?'
New York Times | 'Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals'
Twitter | 'A look at @pewresearch's work on US political typologies, highlighting the issues that divide an increasingly polarised electorate '
Washington Post | 'The math of mass shootings in America'
Tableau Public | 'When Life gets chaotic'
Mapmaker | 'I'm a geographer, urban planner, and geospatial analyst. I make maps for making better plans, decisions, and places.'
Rain | A fascinating visual arrangement of piece of music from Ukraine, presented by Obiymy Doschu
BBC | 'Nasa timelapse paints 'most complete picture of life' to date'
Guardian | 'The Vortex: Why we are all to blame for the nightmare of online debate'
Axios | 'People in highly digitized jobs earn more, report finds'
Washington Post | 'How Virginia went from Blue to Red and Back Again'
New York Times | 'The Words Men and Women Use When They Write About Love'
Article 19 | 'The expression agenda report'
AIDSVu | 'AIDSVu maps allow users to view HIV alongside social determinants of health, including poverty, median household income and education.'
Guardian | 'The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming'
CNN | 'There is a wave of Republicans leaving Congress'
John Grimwade | 'Visual Conceit: Creative visual solutions by Adonis Durado.'
New York Times | 'Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.'
Strava | 'The Global Heatmap, Now 6x Hotter'
Mapbox | 'Tracing Maria's Wake'
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
YouTube | TEDxGlasgow '2037 - Who's leading? Who's following'
Data Driven Journalism | 'A data journalist’s microguide to environmental data'
ABC | 'Australian research 'has a Daversity problem': Analysis shows too many men work mostly with other men'
Washington Post | 'Ancient data, modern math and the hunt for 11 lost cities of the bronze age'
PolicyViz | 'Choosing Map Bins'
Programming Design Systems | 'Colour schemes'
Creative Review | 'Designing graphics for BBC News'
Medium | 'From Data Visualization to Interactive Data Analysis'
Guardian | 'Full results of Australia's vote for same-sex marriage, electorate by electorate – interactive'
Google | 'Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across California'
Storybench | 'How a design studio and an advocacy group developed a data-driven navigator for gun legislation'
Lisa Charlotte Rost | 'That Frustrating Thing About Creating Data Vis in Newsrooms'
Medium | 'Picturing the Great Migration'
GIJC | 'Seven Trends in Data Visualization'
Medium | 'What does data journalism look like today? A 10-step guide'
PolicyViz | 'Remaking an OECD Stacked Bar Chart'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
Medium | 'Behind the scenes: How we came up with our visualizations of Google search interest around the German elections'
Storybench | 'Data Literacy & Data Visualization for Community Resilience'
FT | 'Data visualisation mistakes — and how to avoid them'
Stats Maps 'n Pix | 'A Land Cover Atlas of the UK'
Visualization Universe | 'What types of visualization do we search for and why? What tools and books influence our decisions?'
Datawrapper | 'What Questions to Ask When Creating Charts'
Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
Nieman Lab | '“Instagram for data”: Grafiti wants to make it easier to create and share data visualizations on smartphones'
Storytelling With Data | 'Introducing the SWD podcast'
IIBA | 'Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 - The Winners'
Planet | 'At Planet, we’ve been pursuing Mission 1: to image the entire Earth’s landmass every day. I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have achieved our founding mission'
Tableau | 'Now in beta: Visual data prep with Project Maestro'
Twitter | John Burn-Murdoch wins the 'Peston' programme's 'Geek of the Week' award
Small Multiples | Lovely redesigned site exhibiting their great portfolio of work
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
Bernhard Lang | 'Aerial views' (stunning photography from above)
Twitter | '#TheDeep of #OurBluePlanet (approx scaled)'
Patreon | eBook: 'Ecosystem of Fake (Vol. I) Explores the Historical Conditions For Bots to Flourish'
Creative Review | 'Have you seen our building?'
Medium | 'How Netflix works: the (hugely simplified) complex stuff that happens every time you hit Play'
BBC | 'How the BBC News website has changed over the past 20 years'
Cleaning the Glass | 'How to Get a Job in the NBA'
Colossal | 'Museum Patrons Accidentally Matching Artworks Photographed by Stefan Draschan'
Twitter | 'Here is Territory's new BladeRunner 2049 UI reel featuring our screen graphics work on the film'
Blockbuilder | 'The whole point of this project is to make it easier for you to make blocks. Blocks are the de-facto way of sharing visualizations and code samples in the d3.js community.'