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 January 2019, listing the sites hosting each item and then accompanied by a brief description.
Visualisations & Infographics
Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.
Vizualism | 'Color trends in automotive 1910 - 2019'
Tableau | 'The Fallen Leaves of Mrs May's Magic Money Tree'
Vallandingham | 'Good Governments Help People Succeed'
New York Times | 'How Every Member Got to Congress'
Twitter | (...and nice to see the print version of the above chart)
Twitter | (More print goodness...) 'In today's print edition, the most detailed map of the border that we've ever made.'
YouTube | '2018: full, one year time lapse of surface winds over the North Atlantic'
Zeit Online | 'When do you sleep?' [Translated from German]
Tableau | 'Pulling Strings: A worldwide story of happiness, freedom and governance efficiency'
Oivia de Recat | 'Closeness Lines'
Medium | 'Data rings: A community of data viz creators'
The Guardian | 'High street crisis deepens: 1 in 12 shops closed in five years'
Washington Post | 'What can Elon Musk's personal flight records tell us about Tesla's 'excruciating' year?'
Twitter | 'Final "firework" maps of stations with direct connections to major hubs. Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester and London here.'
The Economist | 'Managers in football matter much less than most fans think'
Twitter | 'Animating the Mercator projection to the true size of each country in relation to all the others.'
Washington Post | 'Trump has consistently rallied for a new border wall. What he thinks the wall should look like has been less than consistent'
Harvard Grad School of Design | 'Public art installation “Warming Warning” engages timber, color, and shadow to stoke dialogue over climate change'
Illinois Traffic Stops | 'Racial Disparities in Illinois Traffic Stops'
News Lifespan | 'The Lifespan of News Stories: How the news enters (and exits) the public consciousness'
Reuters | 'The race to save the river Ganges'
GitHub | 'Rape in India: A visual exploration of systemic rape culture'
New York Times | 'Trump Loves the Stock Market. Sometimes It Loves Him Back.'
Institute for Security Studies | 'What if...? Scanning the Horizon: 12 Scenarios for 2021' - some nice visuals in this report
SCMP | 'Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome'
These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.
Data Remixed | '17 Key Traits of Data Literacy'
Data and Dragons | 'Spinning the Concrete Dial with Hypothetical Outcome Plots'
Towards Data Science | 'Data Visualization in Music'
Policy Viz | 'Data Visualization Inventors, Founders, and Developers'
Medium | 'Making room for implicit error: a visualization approach to managing data discrepancy'
The Guardian | 'Off the chart: the big comeback of paper maps'
Towards Data Science | 'Exploratory Design in Data Visualization: Understanding and leveraging chart similarity'
Depict Data Studio | 'The Future of Data Visualization: Predictions for 2019 and Beyond'
Data.World | 'The top 10 datasets of 2018'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.
Excel Charts | 'Wordless instructions for making charts: Tableau Edition'
Ken Flerlage | 'Creating 538’s Election Prediction Chart in Tableau 2018.3'
Twitter | Important thread about a case - and ongoing debate - about the the fine-line between inspiration and plagiarism
Twitter | ...and again here
Vimeo | Video recordings of the Information+ Conference (2018) talks have now been published
Sciolist Ramblings | A 'making-of' post to accompany Chris Love's 'Fallen Leaves' work above
FT | 'The science behind good charts: Take part in our interactive experiment to boost your chart-making confidence'
Shifted Maps | 'Shifted Maps: Revealing spatio-temporal topologies in movement data'
Commarts | 'The Art of Data' - interview with Nadieh Bremer
Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.
NYT Co | 'Amanda Cox Promoted to Data Editor'
Artful Design | New book: 'Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime' by GE Wang
YouTube | Ben Jones has launched a series of video webinars about and titled 'Data Literacy'
DataKind | 'DataKind Raises $20M Investment to Support the Data Science for Social Good Ecosystem'
Serial Mentor | New book: 'Fundamentals of Data Visualization', by Claus O. Wilke [this is the online preview]
Google | 'Earth Studio is an animation tool for Google Earth’s satellite and 3D imagery'
ONS Digital | This might sound a small development but I think it is really important 'Say what you see – the way we write chart titles is changing'
Twitter | End of a (wonderful) era for Paolo Ciuccarelli and Density Design
Stephen Few | New book: 'The Data Loom: Weaving Understanding by Thinking Critically and Scientifically with Data' by Stephen Few
Depict Data Studio | 'The Complete Listing of Data Visualization Conferences'
The Functional Art | 'New book in the Fall; new public talk in 2019'
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.
Twitter | A commuter in the Munich area knitted a "rail delay scarf" in for all train delays experienced during 2018...
The Guardian | ...'German train-delay scarf sells for €7,550 on eBay'
I Will Teach You To Be Rich | 'You shouldn’t be annoyed — BUT I AM!'
Arun | '10 Year Challenge: How Popular Websites Have Changed'
Twitter | 'This uniquely beautiful clock'
Twitter | 'Pro tip: if you want an original, low-color-conflict categorical color palette, look no further than 🇧🇪 comics covers'
textBOX | 'textBOX is a San Francisco and London-based company specializing in writing image descriptions (alt-text) that describe the visual world around us'
The Guardian | 'The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Cuba, India and Russia'