Best of the visualisation web… February 2012 (part 1)

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. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items shared as soon as I find them.

Here’s part one of the latest collection from February 2012 (see part two):

Ben Goldacre, Twitter | Favourite tweet of the past month | Tweet

10,000 Words | 10 Ways The New York Times Tells Stories Through Reader Content | Collection

Guardian Datablog | 14 years of US weather animated in 33 minutes | Video

Clearly and Simply | Visualising 6 world famous paintings with Tableau Software | Gallery/Tutorial

TechInAsia | All Japan’s Earthquakes in 2011, Visualized in One Startling Video | Video

Forbes | Naomi B Robbins article about ‘Misleading Graphs: Figures Not Drawn to Scale’ | Article

BBC News Magazine | ‘Data scientist carves out new life as sculptor’ interview/video with Edward Tufte | Video

BBC News Education & Family | MIT launches free online ‘fully automated’ course | Article

Vis.Bengler.No | 300.000 Norwegians move house every year. If the pattern made by their journeys could be compressed into one short animation, what would it look like? | Video/Narrative

New York times: Sunday Review | ‘The Age of Big Data’ | Article

Brain Pickings | Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline | Article/Gallery

Spatial Analysis | Article that deals with… ‘Finding ways to effectively map population data is a big issue in spatial data visualization’ | Article

Digital Urban | Data visualisation of 10,000 Taxi’s in Manhatten | Video

New York Times: Politics | Four Ways to Slice Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal | Interactive Visualisation

Brain Pickings | Francesco Franchi on Visual Storytelling and Representation vs. Interpretation | Video

WE Forum | Video with Adam Bly, Seed Media, about ‘Gaining Understanding from Data Visualisation’ | Video

Eager Eyes | Article about network visualisations and looking at ‘Graphs beyond the hairball’ | Article

The Creators Project | Guest Column: Lev Manovich Takes Us From Reading To Pattern Recognition | Article

O’Reilly Radar | How to create a visualization – Pete Warden walks through the steps behind his latest Facebook visualization. | Tutorial

SND | Judges pick 5 of the World’s Best-Designed Newspapers | Awards

Just to Clarify | Stories are the Last Mile in Big Data | Article

LITTLE BIG DETAILS: | A wonderful, daily dose of UI inspiration | Site

Meaning in Communication | Jakob Jochmann discusses ‘Form & Function & Perception’ | Article

Fast Co. Design | ‘Mind-Boggling Digital Portrait Uses Video Clips As Paint’ | Video

Graphic Sociology | Partnership financing blooms? Visualizing partnership funding | Critique

Infosthetics | Revealing the Energy Consumption of Each Building in New York | Interactive Visualisation

Stamen | Process behind their recent work for Esquire ‘Where Does the Money Go?’ | Design Process

Understanding Graphics | The Visual Language of Dashed Lines | Article

Fast Co. Design | This Thermometer Lets You Actually Feel The Temp Outside | Article/Video

Sociable Physics | Twitter data – visualised by our MRes students | Video Portfolio

Perceptual Edge | Should Data Visualizations Be Beautiful? | Article

Alex Reisner | What’s the Matter With Chernoff Faces? | Article

Tableau | Which chart of graph is right for you? | White Paper

Fast Co. Design | Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad | Article

Wolfram Blog | Launching a Democratization of Data Science | Article


Presenting the top five most popular posts on Visualising Data during February:

Bio.Diaspora: Visualising interactions between populations and travel – February 2nd, 2012

Datawrapper: Open Source data visualisation creator – February 24th, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… January 2012 (part 1) – February 17th, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… January 2012 (part 2) – February 17th, 2012

KeyLines: New network visualisation tool – February 7th, 2012

Visual.ly article “10 things you can learn from NYT data visualisations”

Really happy to have had the chance to publish a post on the impressive Visual.ly blog. In this article I have reflected on my experiences during the judging process at Malofiej and tried to isolate some of the most important characteristics of the all-conquering New York Times’ graphics department.

Click on the preview image below to read the full article.