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 July 2018.
Visualisations & Infographics
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
Bloomberg | 'Here’s How America Uses Its Land'
Not a Single Origin | 'We used experimental 3D printing techniques to visualise each suburb on their respective chocolate, literally bringing the streets to your taste buds'
National Geographic | '200 Years of U.S. Immigration Looks Like the Rings of a Tree'
Reuters | 'Thailand Cave Rescue: Lucky 13'
The Guardian | 'NHS at 70: how well do you know the health service?'
Vimeo | 'The United States of Arms'
New York Times | 'How Trump's Trade War Went From 18 Products to 10,000'
Reddit | 'Street orientation of dutch cities'
Topi Tjukanov | 'A spot of solitude (places with long distances to nearest buildings)'
New York Times | 'An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Election'
Washington Post | 'D.C. United rides a wave of new soccer stadiums'
Below The Surface | A photographic catalogue timeline of all the objects discovered from archeological excavations of the River Amstel
Slideshare | 'Cycleviz; A CLEVER°FRANKE design concept'
The Economist | 'Donald Trump’s attacks on the media may have backfired'
Data Sketches | 'Figures in the Sky: How cultures across the World have seen their myths and legends in the stars'
Viz Wiz | 'Financial Times Visual Vocabulary: Tableau Edition'
Flights To Rome | 'Flights >> Rome: After confirming that all roads lead to Rome, we set out onto a new adventure.'
New York Times | 'Hear a Mash-up of Every 'Goooool' From the World Cup'
Washington Post | 'Out of 54,868 homicides in 55 cities over the past decade, 50 percent did not result in an arrest.'
Lensdump | 'Hot Streaks in the Careers of 20,042 Scientists'
Buzzfeed News | 'How A Booming Population And Climate Change Made California’s Wildfires Worse Than Ever'
New York Times | 'Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True?'
Medium | 'Plotmypaws : A Dog Visualisation'
Medium | 'Punctuation in novels'
Mourner | 'A visualization of road orientations for the current map view'
Tableau Public | 'Submission for Iron Viz Health & Well-Being - data from one month of my life visually coded, by Ann Jackson.'
The Pudding | 'What 1.2 million parliamentary speech can teach us about gender representation.'
Stats, Maps n Pix | 'Visualising Bay Area Commutes with Kepler.gl'
Washington Post | 'One of the World Cup’s best goals was even crazier than you thought'
The Star | 'Trump has said 1,340,330 words as president. They’re getting more dishonest, a Star study shows'
M2I Project | 'Visualization of the frequency of a transport' [Translated from French]
John Grimwade | 'Weather graphics'
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
The Upshot | 'Political Bubbles and Hidden Diversity: Highlights From a Very Detailed Map of the 2016 Election'
Cartonerd | 'Cartographic hyperbole' - a piece in response to the detailed NYT election graphic posted above
Medium | ...and 'Hot Cartography Takes [about the NYT election map] from your friendly neighborhood cartographer'
Twitter | Further discourse about the NYT election map from Jon Schleuss
Data Driven Journalism | '9 questions about the World Cup, and how data journalists answered them'
Towards Data Science | 'W. E. B. Du Bois’ staggering Data Visualizations are as powerful today as they were in 1900' - amazing 4 piece story about this hugely important figure in the ancestry of data visualisation
o'Reilly | 'Doing good data science'
Mongabay | 'Ecuador: Waorani people map their rainforest to save it'
Twitter | Interesting snippet about a view held by some in the scientist community about data being massaged by designers
Medium | 'FastCharts — Changing the FT Newsroom, One Tool at a Time'
LinkedIn | 'In the pursuit of diversity in data visualization. Jittering data to access details.'
The Guardian | 'Our job as scientists is to find the truth. But we must also be storytellers'
Medium | ...'Scientific storytelling as a marketing discourse (response to piece above)'
Michael Babwahsingh | 'Searching for an Info Design Community'
Maarten Lambrechts | 'The Herds of Europe'
Storybench | 'The New York Times’ Graham Roberts on why augmented reality is suited for hard news'
The Guardian | 'Who owns the space under cities? The attempt to map the earth beneath us'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
Datawrapper | 'An alternative to pink & blue: Colors for gender data'
Datawrapper | ...and 'Your Friendly Guide to Colors in Data Visualisation'
YouTube | A treasure trove of videos from the 2018 OpenVis Conference, every single one is a gem
GitHub | Paper: 'Regional population structures at a glance' by I. Kashnitsky and J. Schöley
University of Konstanz | Paper: 'Asymmetric Relations in Longitudinal Social Networks', by Ulrik Brandes and Bobo Nick
GitHub | 'A curated list of data visualizations research papers, books, blog posts, and other readings'
National Geographic | 'How We Built London Entirely From Paper (Behind the Scenes)'
National Geographic | 'The Top 25 Teams in World Cup History'
Frontend Charts | 'News and tutorials on charts for the web.'
Better Figures | 'Playing "Hunt the Discontinuity"'
USC Annenberg | Paper: 'Poor Information: How Economics Affects the Information Lives of Low-Income Individuals' by James T Hamilton and Fiona Morgan
Flowing Data | 'Visualizing Patterns on Repeat'
Medium | 'Why humans love pie charts: An historical and evolutionary perspective'
Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
CRC Press | New Book: 'Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics' by Robert Grant
Data to Viz | 'From Data to Viz leads you to the most appropriate graph for your data. It links to the code to build it and lists common caveats you should avoid.'
Google | 'Making it easier to discover data in Search'
Northern Data Lab | 'Introducing PrivacyForge: Supporting trustworthy use of personal data'
Sense | 'New Book on Info Design + Research!'
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
Twitter | 'Luciano Jacob, the Brazilian designer who has created a font inspired by the falls of Neymar Jr'
The Guardian | 'Bands FC: where music and football badges collide'
BBC | 'What to take to a festival: Friends, drink... and a giant bar chart'
Twitter | 'I saw this diagram in a dream and felt a need to introduce it to the waking world'
BBC | 'Hidden landscapes the heatwave is revealing'
Kickstarter | 'Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game'
Rainworks | Street art that only appears when it rains
Soundcite | 'Soundcite: Seamless inline audio.'
BBC | 'Tactile paving: A visually impaired person's guide to the streets'
The Guardian | 'Tate recommends ‘slow looking’ at major Pierre Bonnard exhibition'