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 2018.
Visualisations & Infographics
Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.
Potsdam | 'COINS: A journey through a rich cultural collection'
Washington Post | 'How many years do we lose to the air we breathe?'
The Guardian | 'How populist are you?'
The Economist | 'How to forecast an American’s vote'
Yale Climate Connections | 'What's a 'tempestry'? Knitters turn temperature data into art'
The Guardian | 'Are Manchester United overachieving heading into the Manchester derby?'
Washington Post | 'Detailed results from 22 key House battleground districts'
Reuters | 'Ebola Epidemic: In Africa, a virus spreads'
Google Trends | 'How Diverse Are US Newsrooms?' (updated for 2018)
Vanguardia | Love the layout design choices in this graphic about Fernando Alonso
ProPublica | 'Could Your Police Department Be Inflating Rape Clearance Rates?'
Bloomberg | 'Here’s Who Actually Votes in American Elections'
Tableau Public | Interesting sketchy technique used in this 'Impressionist Painters' piece by Adam McCann
Shape of the Game | 'Kohli's path to 10,000 ODI runs, charted'
London.gov.uk | 'London Tree Canopy Cover: Search the map to discover tree canopy cover across London.'
Bloomberg | '2018 Midterm Elections: House Election Results'
Reuters | 'The planet’s hidden climate change'
Tableau Public | 'Pulse of the World Series'
New York Times | 'Sizing Up the 2018 Blue Wave'
SCMP | 'A tale of two cities'
FT | 'Is Manhattan on the edge of a prime housing precipice?'
The Upshot | 'The Suburbs Are Changing. But Not in All the Ways Liberals Hope.'
The Pudding | 'What makes a titletown?'
Reuters | 'Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag '
UNESCO | 'This interactive visual demonstrates the diversity and interconnectedness of the living heritage elements inscribed under the 2003 Convention'
Climate Lab Book | 'Warming stripes'
The Guardian | 'Why are more Americans than ever dying from drug overdoses?'
New York Times | 'Tracing a Meme From the Internet’s Fringe to a Republican Slogan'
These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.
MIT Open Press | The community review site for a new book 'Data Feminism' being developed by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein
FT | 'How to view all FT graphics in one place'
Multiple Views | 'IEEE VIS 2018: Color, Interaction, & Augmented Reality'
Esri | 'Misconceptions: Some Common Geographic Mental Misplacements...'
MU Collective | 'We are a cross-institution research lab working at the intersection of information visualization and uncertainty communication'
Create London | 'Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries'
Medium | 'Places and their names — observations from 11 million place names'
The Stats Ninja | 'The Analytics PAIN: How to Interpret Trend Lines and Greek Letters'
The Economist | 'The challenges of charting regional inequality'
Towards Data Science | 'The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois’s “The Exhibit of American Negroes” (Part 5)'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.
mhinfographics | Marco's great process post about the work behind his SCMP piece 'The stones in the road for China’s 2025 plan on electric vehicles'
SCI @ Utah | Paper: 'Reflections on How Designers Design With Data' (from 2014), by Alex Bigelow, Steven Drucker, Danyel Fisher, and Miriah Meyer
Twitter | 'This week's Behind the Cover video.'
Booooooom | 'Marker Drawings Turned into Mesmerizing Looping Gifs by Benjamin Zimmermann'
Policy Viz | 'Teaching Data Visualization to Kids'
MapBox | 'Washington Post’s Electoral Maps: How we built it'
Medium | 'What Does “Visualization Literacy” Mean, Anyway?'
Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.
Multiple Views | Launch of a new medium-based 'site' titled with a simple but really important aim, 'visualization research explained'
Amazon Textract | 'Amazon Textract: Easily extract text and data from virtually any document'
Info We Trust | An exciting upcoming new book from RJ Andrews which looks amazing, this post kicks off a series which tracks his experiences on the road to publication
Twitter | 'Here is our first map made with the new Equal Earth projection by @BojanSavric'
Cornell | 'Rev startup gets $1.7M for global curriculum data analysis'
Excel Charts | New ebook: 'Wordless instructions for making charts in Excel' by Jorge Camões
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.
ESPN | 'Barcelona incorporate data analysis into their Cruyff-inspired principles'
Bloomberg | 'Beijing to Judge Every Resident Based on Behavior by End of 2020'
Leaders in Sport | 'How Analytics Helped Reclaim the Ryder Cup for Europe'
FastCompany | 'Inside NBC Studios and its daunting fight against fake election news'
The Guardian | 'Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work ... better? Why we need difficult books'
Nature | 'The secret laws of success and status: Mark Buchanan savours a study of the social effects that boost fame and recognition.'
Thrillist | 'I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.' (interesting in and of itself but then even more so with the subsequent Editor's note)