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 March 2019.
Visualisations & Infographics
Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.
The Guardian | 'How measles outbreaks have spread amid the anti-vaccine movement'
Warning Stripes | 'This weblog provides warmingstripes vizualizations for the past and future scenarios'
Flowing Data | 'A Day in the Life: Women and Men'
@MShepheard | 'How the [UK Gov] parties voted on the indicative votes, including abstentions'
Potsdam | 'Fontane's Reference Library' [translated from German]
Interactive Things | 'From Crimson to Salmon: What can colors in the sky tell us about air pollution?'
The Guardian | 'Gaza border protests: 190 killed and 28,000 injured in a year of bloodshed'
Feltron | 'The Elemental Project is an ongoing effort to depict each of the 118 known elements in 3d'
Distill | 'Exploring Neural Networks with Activation Atlases'
ProPublica | 'A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia'
Scientific American | 'Normal Body Temperature Is Surprisingly Less Than 98.6'
Reuters | 'How Islamic State Lost Syria'
New York Times | 'Hudson Yards Is Manhattan’s Biggest, Newest, Slickest Gated Community.'
FiveThirtyEight | 'Is The Russia Investigation Really Another Watergate?'
Radio Canada | 'Forget the snowy winters of your childhood'
designboom | 'Lines of light mark inevitable sea level rise from climate change'
Migration Trail | 'Migration Trail is the project that uses maps, data and audio to join the dots of a story spread across Europe and beyond'
Scientific American | 'In Many Places, the Sun Peaks Well after 12:00 Noon'
Ars Technica | 'NASA visualizes supersonic shockwaves in a new, awe-inspiring way'
FiveThirtyEight | 'One Way To Spot A Partisan Gerrymander'
Tableau Public | 'Who do we think we are?'
Fathom | Visualising 'deconstructed filings from and news articles about the Mueller investigation'
The Guardian | 'Revealed: the rise and rise of populist rhetoric'
Flowing Data | 'Shifts in How Couples Meet, Online Takes the Top'
New York Times | 'The Dangerous Flaws in Boeing's Automated System'
@econdailycharts | 'The Tories are fractured into as many as 15 different clusters, according to statistical analysis run by The Economist'
Giorgia Lupi | 'The Room of Change'
Tableau Public | 'Volcanoes of the World'
These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.
The Economist | 'Mistakes, we’ve drawn a few: Learning from our errors in data visualisation'
Moritz Stefaner | 'Beyond heatmaps — Data visualization for a warming planet'
Multiple Views | 'The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures: An interview with visualization pioneer Ben Shneiderman'
Sandra Rendgen | 'Input: Visualising Personality' - a new series looking at the many fascinating ways in which visualisation helps to communicate complex information
The Functional Art | 'Empathy through visualization'
NZZ Open | 'The simple tool we use to decide what stories to work on at NZZ Visuals'
Data and Dragons | 'Left (or right) this way: pinpointing change with hedgehog maps'
Maps4News | 'Different maps for different stories'
Vis4 | 'Not My Society'
Wired | 'Our ears are unlocking an era of aural data'
Mike Monteiro | 'Politics is the design problem of our times.'
Matthew Daniels | 'State of the Pudding, 2019'
Data Viz Society | 'Historical Viz Digest: Issue 1'
PolicyViz | 'The Visual Vocabulary in Excel'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.
Datawrapper | Datawrapper-hosted collective book review of RJ Andrews' 'Info We Trust'
Excel Charts | 'Horizon charts in Excel [bonus file]'
Brain Pickings | 'How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently'
Flourish | 'How to make “bar chart race” visualisations without coding'
Slides | Maarten Lambrecht's slides of his talk "Pitfalls in data visualisation, and how to overcome them" from #OpenBelgium19
esri | 'Making This Map of Panama'
Georgia Tech | Paper: 'Effectiveness of Animation in Trend Visualization' by George Robertson, Roland Fernandez, Danyel Fisher, Bongshin Lee, and John Stasko
Data Viz Society | 'Teaching Viz Digest No. 1: Exercise is Good for You'
Geckoboard | 'Play Your Charts Right: Tips for effective data visualization'
Tessellation | 'Tutorial: Circular Sankey Diagram in Tableau'
Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.
The Guardian | A decade of the Datablog: 'There's a human story behind every data point'
Medium | Introducing the 'Data Visualization Society'
Met Office | 'ClimPal: A palette creation tool by Neil Kaye'
@jeffrey_heer | 'Vega-Lite 3 is out!'
@jburnmurdoch | 'We’ve just soft-launched a public version of the @FT’s in-house, in-browser charting tool, FastCharts'
Google Docs | Malofiej International Infographic Awards, March 24-27 2019'
@monachalabi | Mona gives Hillary Clinton a bit of a schooling on attribution...
Amazon | New Book: 'The Data Visualization Sketchbook' by Stephanie Evergreen
Voila | 'What happened when I used an inclusion rider at a data conference'
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.
Peter McKeever | 'A Call for Open Source Football'
@oulasvirta | 'Rant: Nine reasons why I don't believe in current VR/AR technology.'
Github | 'Cut and project tiling'
Vessel Finder | 'We supply world-wide vessel position data for integration into your existing software systems'
@HumansOfLate | Add hot water to this mug and it shows you the impact of sea level rises
@monteiro | Mike Monteiro on design education
The Guardian | 'Quiz: can you identify these world cities from their density maps alone?'
STATS | 'AutoSTATS, the First Patented AI-Powered Technology to Capture Sports Tracking Data via Broadcast Video'
StatsMapsnPix | 'A foto da favela de Paraisópolis'
Steve McPherson | 'Solar. Returns. 2019. Unaltered marine plastic objects found on the UK coast, 1994-201'
The Guardian | 'The Adidas Predator at 25: the football boot that changed all boots'