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 March 2018.
Visualisations & Infographics
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
C82 | 'Lunar Conversations: A timeline of the conversations between Earth and the spacecraft of the Apollo 11 mission from liftoff to splashdown.'
New York Times | 'Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys'
Washington Post | 'The Four Days in 1968 That Reshaped D.C.'
Music Lab | So much (too much) fun with this visual songmaker
New York Times | 'The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant'
Tableau Public | 'Welcome to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail' - love how this integrates several connected viewpoints
Medium | 'Data comic 3: The colors of fall in New York City'
Twitter | A marimekko chart spotted in the wild
Vox | 'The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram'
Washington Post | 'Spring is springing earlier and earlier'
Stats, Maps n Pix | 'Daytime Population Density'
Flowing Data | 'Most Common Occupation by Age'
FiveThirtyEight | 'How To Win A Trade War: Trump says it’s easy. Try it for yourself.'
FT | 'Labour eyeing historic victory in Tory flagship council Wandsworth' (For FT pieces, if you can't navigate directly, Google Search the article title...)
Bloomberg | 'Portrait of Brexit Britain: A Divided Nation: Makes a Journey Into the Unknown'
FT | 'Gender pay gap: how women are short-changed in the UK'
On Goals Scored | 'Brazil v Germany at the World Cup'
YouTube | 'Virtual Humans'
Romain.Vuillemot | 'World Cup 2014: All Roads Lead to the Cup!' (Ok, 4 years old but I'm hoping Romain repeats for 2018)
Bloomberg | 'Firms Are Reporting Their Gender Pay Gaps Even After The Deadline'
New York Times | 'Hang On, Northeast. In Some Parts, Spring Has Already Sprung.'
Adventures In Mapping | 'Here is a map of the seasonal migration that tornadoes take.'
Medium | 'Outline for a Dostoyevsky Novel'
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
Medium | 'Interacting with the History of DataViz' - a super piece that I missed when I first published in September 17
New York Times | 'The Needle’s Back. Maybe This Time, It Will Really Be Wrong.'
Wired | 'The geeks who put a stop to Pennsylvania's partisan gerrymandering'
FT | 'How to navigate data’s pink and blue problem'
Guardian | 'Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you'
Medium | Although the event has been and gone, this was a great summary piece by Lynn to whet the appetite: 'OpenVis Conference: Data Visualization on the Open Web'
Data Bard | 'Data Literacy & User Adoption'
Uber | 'Open Source at Uber: A Conversation with Nicolas Garcia Belmonte, Head of Visualization'
Nature | 'Data visualization tools drive interactivity and reproducibility in online publishing'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
The Information Lab | 'How to build a Sankey diagram in Tableau without any data prep beforehand'
Data To The People | 'The Global Data Literacy Benchmark brings together an assessment and benchmarking tool to establish baseline data literacy levels worldwide and subsequently monitor the effectiveness of data literacy building programs and initiatives.'
Vimeo | 'Pentagram partner Daniel Weil shares his sketchbooks and discusses how drawing is design thinking made visible.'
c82 | 'Making of Lunar Conversations' (listed above)
Data Blick | 'Layering data for custom Tableau visualizations'
Qlik | 'Data Literacy Courses'
Micah Allen | 'Introducing Raincloud Plots!'
Vallandingham | 'An Introduction to Altair'
Datawrapper | 'Absolute vs Relative: Who lives in the capitals?'
13pt | 'Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity'
Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
Malofiej | Results of the Malofiej 26 awards in Pamplona
Serial Mentor | New book: 'Fundamentals of Data Visualization' by Claus O. Wilke
Functional Art | 'International Chart Day'
Spotify | 'Introducing Coördinator: A new open source project made at Spotify to inject some whimsy into data visualizations'
Figma | 'Introducing: Figma’s Platform. The first step toward an open design ecosystem'
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
New York Times | 'Have You Seen This?' - love this NYT series, 'eight little things (a scene, a joke, a building, a pizza, a dance, a painting, a lyric, a sound) worth your time.'
BARB | Data about TV consumption in the UK from the 'Broadcasters' Audience Research Board'
Clome | 'Machine visions: Exploring visual motifs in We Anderson Films'