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 2017.
Visualisations & Infographics
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
SCMP | 'Welcome to the South China Morning Post’s collection of infographics made for print. '
FT | ...And here's a place for all the FT's visual journalism
Datavis Club | 'A small visual exploration of the episodes and guests of the Data Stories podcast'
New York Times | '110 NFL Brains - A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players - 110 were found to have C.T.E'
ABC | 'Census 2016: This is Australia as 100 people'
Tableau | 'Daylight duration' (+checkout the rest of Yvan's excellent gallery of Tableau work)
RP Online | 'Our life as a commuter' showing the in- and out-flow of commuters around the cities of Germany
New York Times | 'Baseball’s Upward Trend Is Leaving Some Players Grounded' (perfect use-case of a polar chart)
Core77 | 'Clever Designs for Perpetual Calendars... that all have one glaring design flaw'
dwtkns | Speaking of portfolios, Derek Watkins' really is something else
Trump in One Word | 'Describe Donald Trump in one word', love the map of where words were submitted from
Flowing Data | 'Divorce and Occupation: Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower.'
Hindustan Times | 'Find the perfect run or walk, anywhere in the world'
The Pudding | 'Free Willy and Flipper by the Numbers'
SBS | 'Interactive: How diverse is my suburb?'
New York Times | 'It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter.'
Ito World | 'Airspace of the #TourdeFrance!'
FT | 'London’s ‘regeneration’: the backdrop to Grenfell rage' (featuring swarm plot action)
Penalty | 'An Alternatve to Radars for Visualisng Football Data' (featuring yet more swarm plot action)
YouTube | 'Off the Staff: An experiment in visualizing notes from music scores.' by Nicholas Rougeux
Washington Post | 'Here’s what we know so far about Team Trump’s ties to Russian interests'
Vimeo | 'Red Bull at Night x ByBORRE: The Sixth Sense - Case movie' by Clever Franke
Twitter | 'A Voronoi diagram of people enjoying the sun in Bryant Park.'
Earth Observatory | 'Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA: Watching Waters Rise Right Outside the Front Door'
Morgenpost | 'In the West Antarctic, a gigantic iceberg has broken down from the ice shelf... Move it on the map and transfer the dimensions to your area.'
Xocas | and here's another similar piece 'How big is the iceberg?'
Tableau | 'Does your MP represent your views?'
Washington Post | 'Why so many NHL and NBA teams have won back-to-back championships'
Flowing Data | 'Summary Statistics Tell You Little About the Big Picture'
ProPublica | 'The Immigration Effect: There’s a Way for President Trump to Boost the Economy by Four Percent, But He Probably Won’t Like It.'
The Upshot | 'The Word Choices That Explain Why Jane Austen Endures'
Washington Post | 'Here's every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime'
FiveThirtyEight | 'Two Minutes Of Darkness With 20,000 Strangers'
New York Times | 'Two Weeks on Ice in McMurdo Station, Antarctica'
Via Velox | 'Visualizing GPS-tracked bike rides to better understand cycling behaviour'
Webkid | 'Visualization of data along public transportation lines in Berlin'
Stamen | 'Visualizing infant vaccination rates for the World Health Organization'
Quartz | 'Watch this extorted money get lost in the expanse of the blockchain'
SB Nation | Don't quite know how to describe it, just experience it
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
Medium | 'Explaining the Gap: Visualizing One’s Predictions Improves Recall and Comprehension of Data'
Tin Lizzie | 'Exploring Histograms, an essay by Aran Lunzer and Amelia McNamar'
Facets | 'Know your data: Better data leads to better models.'
Medium | 'Here’s what I learned from writing, coding and designing my own longform data-driven feature story'
Eager Eyes | 'Joy Plots'
Questions in Data Viz | 'Where is the joy?' - more about Joy Plots, so hot right now
Intuity | 'Lab Talk with Prof. Dr. Till Nagel: Meandering along the way'
CJR | 'Q&A: ProPublica’s Lena Groeger on data visualization and writing about design'
DC Rainmaker | 'Tour de France Behind the Scenes: How Dimension Data Rider Live Tracking Works'
Clearly and Simply | 'Variations of Alternative Bullet Graphs in Excel'
Hackernoon | 'You Say Data, I Say System'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, academic papers, development opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
VizWiz | 'A New Way to Visualize an Income Statement'
Data Camp | 'DataCamp for the classroom, a new free plan for Academics.'
GIJN | 'How To Create a Data Journalism Team'
TEDEd | 'How to spot a misleading graph', TEDEd talk by Lea Gaslowitz
Flowing Data | ...and on the same note 'How to Spot Visualization Lies'
Slides | 'Interactive Maps created with d3.js', presentation by Lucia Kocincova
Skillshare | 'Programming Data Visualizations: A Coding Toolkit for Processing by Nicholas Felton'
Pixelmap | 'Pixel Map Generator'
PythonPlot | 'Python Plotting for Exploratory Data Analysis'
Google Drive | 'R-Studio Tutorials'
Interaction Design Foundation | 'Online UX design courses by experts. At a low, nonprofit-level fee.'
Includes announcements within the field, brand new/new-to-me sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
Amazon | New Book: 'Data Visualization for Success: Interviews with 40 Experienced Designers', by Steven Braun
John Grimwade | Profiling 'InGraphics' issue ten
The Noun Project | 'Add icons without leaving your workflow' - integration with office applications
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
Library Innovation Lab | 'A Million Squandered: The “Million Dollar Homepage” as a Decaying Digital Artifact'
Comedy Central | 'British Chainstores You Never Noticed In Sci-Fi Classics'
Wired | 'Google Glass 2.0 is a startling second act'
Twitter | 'This [a missing map] is ridiculous'
Livecodelab | 'Livecodelab is a special secret place where you can make fancy "on-the-fly" 3d visuals and play awesomely offbeat (literally) sounds.'
Twitter | 'Behold: The depecheplot #dataviz!'
hwkn | 'New(er) York'
Medium | 'On my second birthday we landed on the moon: A fifty year retrospective of trying to live with all of you on this goddamn planet.'
Ncase | 'The evolution of trust'
Boredpanda | 'This Cambodian Artist Is Taking Doodling To Another Level'
Time | 'Quiz: See How Well You Can Draw All 50 States'
Behance | 'Illustrations for Bird Handbook, a leaflet introducing birds of Tokyo.'