At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting and useful articles I’ve come across during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items tweeted as soon as I find them. Here’s the latest collection from January 2011:

Data Market | 13 thousand data sets, 100 million time series, 600 million facts | Link

A List Apart | Design Criticism and the Creative Process | Link

Junk Charts | A smarter word cloud: likes and not likes | Link

CNN Money | Best Companies To Work For 2011 | Link

Steph Abegg | Supercenters, Hamburgers, and Coffee: Using density-equalizing cartograms to display the distribution of Walmarts, McDonalds, and Starbucks in the US | Link

CERN Document Server | New trends in data analysis and visualization on the web | Link

Excel Charts | Data visualization hierarchy of needs | Link

Fell In Love With Data | Demystifying cargo cult visualization: You cannot visualize 3 variables by mixing 3 colors | Link

Scientific American | Words, pictures, and the visual display of scientific information: Getting back to the basics of information design | Link

David B Sparks | High dimension visualization in Political Science | Link

R&D Mag | How can data visualization change technology? | Link

Fell In Love With Data | How do you visualize too much data? | Link

GE Blogs | How much CO2 is created by... | Link

Flowing Data | In investing, timing is everything | Link

AIGA | Video of Jonathan Harris "Cold:Bold" at 'Gain: AIGA Business and Design Conference' | Link

Noah Brier | On Infographics | Link

Huffington Post | Who gives the best info? A short history of Information Design | Link

GE Blogs | Powering the kitchen | Link

Eager Eyes | Research: How to tell stories with data? | Link

TedTalks | TEDxGoteborg - Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion | Link

TedTalks | TEDMED - Thomas Goetz: It's time to redesign medical data | Link

UX Magazine | Social Seen: Analyzing and visualizing data from social networks | Link

Statistical Graphics and More | Data analysis of yesteryear | Link

Core 77 | Subaru on how to design a mediocre car | Link

Zero Intelligence Agents | Swallowing the Academic “Red Pill” | Link

Dashboard Spy | The insidious infographic | Link

TYPOGRAPH | Scale and rhythm | Link

Perceptual Edge | Designing with the Mind in Mind: A brief book review | Link

Perceptual Edge | Simplicity vs. Complexity: Design goals | Link

Well-Formed Data | Notablia - Visualising deletion discussions on Wikipedia | Link

Harvard Vision Lab | Silencing is a new illusion that shows it's hard to notice when moving objects change | Link

ReadWriteWeb | How a science journalist created a data visualization to show the magnitude of the Haiti earthquake | Link

Datavisualization.ch | Inspirational vintage infographics | Link

10,000 Words | 7 Innovative online maps | Link

Smart Data Collective | For data visualization, circles don't cut it | Link

Cool Hunting | Daytum iPhone App | Link

Wired | Stories that work in 150 seconds | Link

Infosthetics | Let's debate the issue of aesthetics in data visualization... on television | Link

O'Reilly Radar | Visualization deconstructed: New York Times "Mapping America" | Link

Jonathan MacDonald | The fallacy of data bubble ignorance | Link

Eye Magazine, Issue 78 on Information Design
Visualisation Insights: #8 Visualisation Designer