Best of the visualisation web… May 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 May 2012 (see part two):

New York Times | Interactive piece depicting ‘One Year of Clouds Covering the Earth’ | Interactive Visualisation

Guardian | Introducing the work of Bryan Christie: blending information design and fine art | Article

OECD | Second generation of the ‘OECD Better Life Index’ | Interactive Visualisation

Well-Formed Data | Moritz Stefaner analyzes which ingredients were ordered together most often in custom muesli mixtures from mymuesli.com customers | Interactive Visualisation

The Functional Art | Interview with renowned information graphics designer, John Grimwade | Interview

Datavisualization.ch | Design narrative for the recent project ‘Ville Vivante – How We Visualized the Vividness of Geneva’ | Design Process

SND | Motion graphics: New weapons of visual journalism | Article

Eager Eyes | A Glimpse Into the New York Times Graphics Department | Article

The Why Axis | Bryan’s analysis of what he believes is a near perfect demonstration of presenting data to the public | Critique

Brain Pickings | Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lesser-Known Contributions to Graphic Design | Article

Jerome Cukier | Review of SEE#7 Conference | TYPE

Clearly and Simply | How to Embed and Open Tableau Workbooks in PowerPoint | Tutorial

Chartsnthings | Sketches: How Mariano Rivera Compares to Baseball’s Best Closers | Design Process

Infographics News | Five Pinterest boards you may follow if you like infographics | Collection

Datavisualization.ch | A great selection of carefully curated data visualisation tools and resources | Collection

The Why Axis | Guest post from Jerome Cukier: The Role of Data Visualization in the 2012 French Presidential Race | Article

O’Reilly Radar | A brief history of data journalism – Key milestones in data journalism’s development | Article

Vimeo | Mike Dewar (Data Scientist, bit.ly), presents a talk on getting started with data driven design in Javascript to the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup from January 2012 | Video

Flowing Data | Common statistical fallacies | Article

Under the Raedar | Visualising the population of the UK based on how many people live geographically below key cities | Static Visualisation

TED | TED@SXSW talk from JP Rangaswami: Information is food | Video

On Goals Scored | Analysing how much England (football) can rely on Rio Ferdinand and John Terry | Static Visualisation

Guardian | Gay rights in the US, state by state | Interactive Visualisation

Guardian | Process narrative behind the above visualisation | Design Process

The Why Axis | Critique and mature evaluation of the same visualisation | Critique

New York Times | Matrix of reactions from NYT readers to the Obama ‘same sex marriage’ stand | Interactive Visualisation

Vallandingham.me | Assessing the scope of using D3 without SVG, based on a NYT visualisation example | Tutorial

Storytelling With Data | The importance of clarifying ‘what are we trying to say with what we show?’ | Article

Matthew Epler | “‘Grand Old Party’ is a data visualization project. It is also a set of butt plugs.” | Video

Wired | ‘Map of Life’ will track every animal and plant in the world | Article/Interactive Visualisation

USGS | Visualisation of how much water is on earth | Static Visualisation

KQED | Interactive map to ‘Envision California’s Delta As it Was’ | Interactive Map

Washington Post | Analysis of whether the ‘filibuster’ is unconstitutional | Static Visualisation

Chartsnthings | ‘Shan Carter (and an army of others) share some sketches from the NYT electoral map’ | Design Process

On Goals Scored | Visual illustration of four iconic European Championships goals from down the years | Static Visualisations

Jerome Cukier | The making of ‘cutting Paris in voting districts’ | Design Process

Forbes | Bad Graph Contest: What Software Produces the Worst Graph? | Article

Forbes | Winner of the Bad Graph Contest Announced | Article

Guardian | The Twitter news map of Britain | Interactive Map

Core77 | Visualising Criminal Networks to Help Police Solve Crime | Article

 


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

1. The Data Journalism Handbook is now live – April 29th, 2012

2. Quadrigram: New visual programming environment launches – May 15th, 2012

3. Best of the visualisation web… April 2012 (part 1) – May 14th, 2012

4. Best of the visualisation web… April 2012 (part 2) – May 14th, 2012

5. The fine line between plagiarism and inspiration – May 22nd, 2012