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 2017.

Visualisations & Infographics

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

Story curves | 'Visualizing Nonlinear Narratives with Story Curves'

National Geographic | 'Where to find the good life'

BBC | 'The ultimate faces of global power'

QZ | 'How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 drawings to show how culture shapes our instincts'

Washington Post | 'Can we talk about the gender pay gap?'

Washington Post | 'The Colin Kaepernick tracker: Is he better than your team’s quarterback?'

Google Trends | 'How Diverse Are US Newsrooms?'

Storytelling With Data | 'how you would visualize hurricanes'

Business Insider | 'The economic and racial inequality problem in Baltimore exists in many US cities' (From few years ago but another interesting deployment of multivariate map colouring)

New York Times | 'Nothing Divides Voters Like Owning a Gun'

Tuteja | 'Inequalities quipu'

Reuters | 'Innovation bloom'

Density Design | 'It's not so ISIS'

Twitter | 'Building age in Valencia, Spain.'

Twitter | 'Buildings visualized based on their age show how #Madrid has grown in the last 200 years.'

Clome | 'Machine Visions: Exploring Visual Motifs in Wes Anderson Films'

Tableau | 'Formula E drivers seasons 2014-2016'

Reuters | Updated long-running 'Nobel Laureates' interactive

ABC | 'Where can North Korea’s missiles reach?'

New York Times | 'Northern California Fires Have Destroyed at Least 5,700 Buildings'

ThePudding | 'Seeing Earth from Outer Space'

Significance | 'The Great Migration: A Graphics Novel'

Imgur | 'Sorting Algorithms Revisualized'

New York Times | 'Trump’s Scandals, a List'

Bloomberg | 'How China’s Top Leaders Came Into Power'

FiveThirtyEight | 'The Worst Tweeter In Politics Isn’t Trump'

Archive | 'Those who did not cross 2005-2015'

Truth & Beauty | 'Peak Spotting: Data on rails'

Washington Post | 'Where Republican senators stand on President Trump'

Axios | 'Who Trump attacks the most on Twitter'

Tableau | 'Constructor Success in Formula E Racing, First 3 Seasons'

BBC | 'You draw the chart: How has life changed in 60 years?'

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

twosix labs | '6 Ways to Visualize Graphs'

Visual Cinnamon | 'Lessons learned from data sketches: A presentation highlighting what we've learned'

Nothing In The Rule Book | 'Creatives in Profile – Interview with Nicholas Rougeux'

Medium | 'Data ITEMS: Exploring the Power and Depth of Soft Data for the Museum of Modern Art'

Source | 'How (and Why) the Financial Times made The Uber Game'

Medium | 'More Padding, Please! The power of white space in product design'

Programming Design Systems | 'Perceptually uniform color spaces'

The Functional Art | 'Uncertainty, graphicacy, and the power of statistics'

Medium | 'Taking Word Clouds Apart: Alternative Designs for Word Clouds and Some Research-Based Guidelines'

Medium | 'The 7 Kinds of Data Visualization People'

LinkedIn | 'This Is How Data Kills Creativity'

Vis.Design | 'An animated guide to frequency trails (AKA Joyplots)'

Giorgia Lupi | 'Capturing the blend: A data driven brand identity for Hennessy V.S.O.P., with John Maeda and Kaki King.'

Beyond Words | 'Cascade: A visualization used at the NTD Summit 2017 in Geneva, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.'

The nib | 'Changing the Math on Gerrymandering: What would a proper Congressional district look like?'

QZ | 'Data analytics have made the NBA unrecognizable'

Learning & Development

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

Excel Charts | '12 ideas to become a competent data visualization thinker'

Cornell University Library | Paper: 'Evaluating Cartogram Effectiveness', by Sabrina Nusrat, Md. Jawaherul Alam, Stephen Kobourov

John Grimwade | 'Notes from a Fernando Baptista 'Sculpture and Infographics Workshop' in Ohio'

The Information Lab | 'Hackathon Diaries: Prospecting for Charity Donors'

Eager Eyes | The first of a typically excellent series of posts reviewing and headlining IEEE VIS 2017

Open Access VIS | Great resource 'A collection of open access visualization research at the VIS 2017 conference.'

bl.ocks | Learn about the distortions of mapping projections via the distortions of a fella's head

Medium | 'Some notes on my collaboration with The Washington Post on the gender pay gap'

Scientific American | 'The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Pregnancy in Progress'

Vis.Academy | 'Tutorials and classes prepared by the Uber visualization team'

Visual Cinnamon | 'Creating the Scientific American "Baby Spike" visual: On circles, average and concentric circles'

Subject News

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

YouTube | '#ProjectLincoln: Adobe MAX 2017 (Sneak Peeks)'

SocViz | New Book: 'Data Visualization for Social Science: A practical introduction with R and ggplot2' by Kieran Healy

EdWordle | 'EdWordle is a tool for editing “word clouds” based on the Wordle.'

GitHub | 'hexmapr: Turn geospatial polygons like states, counties or local authorities into regular or hexagonal grids automatically.'

Medium | 'Introducing Vega-Lite 2.0'

Information is Beautiful Awards | Longlist of pieces submitted in to the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards

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

Vox | 'Watch Ryan Gosling rage over Avatar’s Papyrus font in SNL’s best sketch in ages'

Librarian Hats | 'Data Viz Sing-Along!'

Medium | 'Fantasy to Fact: Technology as a lens'

New Yorker | 'Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?' (Interesting anecdote about aluminium)

Under Consideration | 'Thinking Too Far Outside of the Box'

Vice | 'How 'Blade Runner 2049' Uses Technology to Highlight Class Inequality'

J R Schmidt | 'Lego New York' (and an amazing portfolio)

Signs | '10 iconic logos. 156 Americans. 80 hours of drawing from memory.'

Twitter | 'Here the steps we took and tools we used for our investigation mapping how the Las Vegas shooting unfolded'

FT | 'PowerPoint: here’s how to keep your audience awake'


What's coming up?
The little of visualisation design: Part 46