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 February 2018.
Visualisations & Infographics
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
Medium | 'A day in the life of Americans: a data comic'
New York Times | 'What Congress Has Accomplished Since the Sandy Hook Massacre'
The Guardian | 'The geography of black America – then and now'
Axios | 'Two Americas: Republican districts have far fewer immigrants'
Cal Poly | 'Visualizing Campus Safety with Blue Lights'
New York Times | 'How Jamie Anderson Won Her Second Straight Olympic Gold in Slopestyle'
FiveThirtyEight | 'What If Men And Women Skied Against Each Other In The Olympics?'
IDEA | 'An ongoing series of nonverbal algorithm assembly instructions.'
ThePudding | 'Ali Wong: Structure of Stand up Comedy'
NEXT | 'The Biggest Data Breaches of 2017'
Info We Trust | 'An interactive timeline of the most iconic infogrpahics'
University of Lyon | 'Lifemap'
Medium | 'Bruises — The Data We Don’t See'
Reuters | 'Oil spilled at sea: Putting the Sanchi disaster into perspective'
Flowing Data | 'Waiting For a Table: A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant'
New York Times | 'Augmented Reality: Four of the Best Olympians, as You’ve Never Seen Them'
Climate Life Events | 'Climate change and life events'
WSJ | 'Gender Gap at the Olympics'
National Geographic | 'Billions of birds migrate. Where do they go?'
Gramener | 'A Data Portrait of President Donald T***p'
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
Boing Boing | 'An incredibly important paper on whether data can ever be "anonymized" and how we should handle release of large data-sets'
Medium | 'Thumbs Up Viz: Handcrafted'
ArcGIS Blog | 'Grid Line Tomfoolery'
Medium | 'What is a Senior Data Visualization Engineer?'
Medium | 'Data Trust, by Design: Principles, patterns and best practices (Part 1)'
Storybench | 'What can data visualization learn from feminism?'
Medium | 'Design’s Lost Generation'
The Guardian | 'What you need to know about gender pay gap reporting'
Medium | 'A Code of Ethics for Data Science'
Datawrapper | Interview with Maarten Lambrechts, "The reward of interacting is understanding"
Technology Networks | 'Data Visualization Innovations in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery'
Medium | 'Too Big to Fail?'
Thomas Padilla | 'Engaging Absence'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
Nicolas Kruchten | 'Make Patterns Pop Out of Heatmaps with Seriation'
Datawrapper | 'Datawrapper now checks your colors, so you don’t have to'
PolicyViz | 'Episode No. 113: What’s Going On in This Graph?'
Datawrapper | 'Five ways to read a scatterplot'
Dyslexia | 'Good Fonts for Dyslexia – An Experimental Study'
Learn GIS/ | 'Tutorials and guides for using GIS'
Github | I've probably posted this before but it is worthy of an updated reference... 'On Missing Data Sets: "Missing data sets" are my term for the blank spots that exist in spaces that are otherwise data-saturated'
The Functional Art | Some really useful tutorials compiled by Alberto for the new data visualisation tool 'Flourish'
Nordicom | Paper: 'Data Visualization in Scandinavian Newsrooms Emerging Trends in Journalistic Visualization Practices' by Martin Engebretsen, Helen Kennedy & Wibke Weber
Transport for London | 'A Car Line Diagram (CLD) is the line of route which displays information regarding step-free access and, on occasion, works and closures information'
SAS | 'Visualize the ages of US presidents 6'
Source | 'Our Font Is Made of People: How we made Wee People, a silhouette font that’s free for you to use'
Mapbox | 'Mapping global music preferences: How I built it'
Medium | 'Color Advice for Data Visualization with D3.js: Using color in a post-category20 world'
Tableau | Webinar by Maureen Stone: 'The Science of Color and Visual Design Principle'
University of Technology Eindhoven | Paper: 'Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections' by Jarke J. van Wijk (from 2008)
Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
Open Vis Conf | The announced schedule of speakers at this years conference (taking place soon, book now!)
Tabula | Updated version of this ever so useful tool
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
The Guardian | 'Met Office still 'best forecaster in galaxy' despite BBC rejection'
MIT Technology Review | 'Denied more lab space for her pioneering research, Nancy Hopkins whipped out her tape measure...'
Speech Graphics | 'Speech Graphics provides revolutionary procedural facial animation' - could this argued as being a form of data visualisation?
Twitter | 'I got tired of just reading about this...' (Making the world flat through orange peel)
Gear Patrol | '15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time'
Twitter | 'Hey comics folks - trying to track down experiments with hexagonal page layouts - any good examples out there?'
Perceptual Art | 'Perceptual Art' creating illusions from different viewpoints
Data Viz today | A new weekly data viz podcast by Alli Torban