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 June 2019.
Visualisations & Infographics
Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.
NZZ | 'My city has a fever - as the summer in Swiss cities has become hotter' [Translated from German]
Studio Terp | 'A view on despair'
New York Times | 'Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot'
Tabletop Whale | 'An Atlas of Space'
The Pudding | 'A People Map of the US, where city names are replaced by their most Wikipedia’ed resident: people born in, lived in, or connected to a place.'
Senseable City Lab | 'How visually distinct are our cities?'
@axismaps | Nice thread of interactive mapping techniques
@rebbowler | 'The average user touches their phone 2,617 times a day'
Dueling Data | 'This visualization is a moving piece of data art. It is a clock whose points radiate from the hour on the clock face. The viz changes as the hour changes.'
Zeit Online | 'The Millions Who Left'
@carlbaker | '3 examples of a new unconventional map... a cartogram/population-based map'
The Pudding | 'Best Year in Music: A Journey through every Billboard top 5 hit to find music’s greatest era'
Reuters | 'Measuring the masses: The contentious issue of crowd counting in Hong Kong'
@jburnmurdoch | 'New data video: Concern about inequality is growing, but by most measures inequality has been flat in recent years.'
The Guardian | 'Museum art collections are very male and very white'
@jonni_walker | 'To help promote #SeaTurtleWeek I created a data viz...'
New York Times | 'The Roots of Big Tech Run Disturbingly Deep'
Tableau Public | 'How much do I really use my favorite crutch word? An analysis of the um's I used in my TC18 talk'
New York Times | 'A Bird’s-Eye View of How Protesters Have Flooded Hong Kong Streets'
The Economist | 'Calls to rein in the tech titans are getting louder'
National Geographic | 'See the drastic toll climate change is taking on our oceans'
Reuters | 'How India-Pakistan tensions have disrupted air travel'
Katie Lewis | 'I invent and implement systems in order to visualize the transformation of materials over time.'
WSJ | 'The Biggest Shot in NBA History'
Bloomberg | 'More Refugees Are Seeking Shelter. The U.S. Is Taking Fewer'
Washington Post | 'After a biblical spring, this is the week that could break the Corn Belt'
@jburnmurdoch | 'NEW: a data-driven look at how women are slowly getting more lead roles in big British and American TV shows'
Five Thirty Eight | 'Which 2020 Candidates Have The Most In Common … On Twitter?'
BMJ | 'The gender pay gap in England’s NHS'
FT | 'Timeline: No end in sight for US-China trade war'
The Guardian | 'Which 2020 Democrats are powering their campaigns on fossil fuel donations?'
These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.
American Meteorological Society | 'The Climate Spiral Demonstrates the Power of Sharing Creative Ideas'
Nightingale | 'Choose Your Own Beyoncé'
Medium | 'Data Visualization in the Age of Communism'
Policy Viz | Typically thoughtful piece by Jon about 'DataViz Critique'
Tableau | 'Design secrets we can learn from historic visualizations'
Medium | 'Disinformation in reporting migration and how we can overcome it.'
Datawrapper | 'Greenland’s ice is melting, but without an OMG moment' - careful but astute critique from Lisa
Medium | 'Explaining A Single Isotype: Creating Simplicity From Complexity (Part 1)'
After The Flood | 'State of the Art of Sports Data Visualisation: Introduction'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.
@wiederkehra | A nice accompanying 'how we made it' thread for the NZZ piece above
@maartenzam | 'I came up with 14 data (visualisation) story patterns...'
Semantic Scholar | Paper: 'Linking and Layout: Exploring the Integration of Text and Visualization in Storytelling' by Qiyu Zhi, Alvitta Ottley, and Ronald A. Metoyer
Google Sheets | A growing collection of links and references to data visualisation style guidelines
Medium | 'Six Principles for Designing Any Chart: An introduction to Google’s new data visualization guidelines'
Simply Statistics | 'Teaching R to New Users - From tapply to the Tidyverse'
John Grimwade | 'Tools revisited - Analog infographic equipment'
Eager Eyes | 'Two Short Papers on Part-to-Whole Charts at EuroVis'
Voilà | 'How we visualized world inequality'
Medium | 'What to Expect in the Data Visualization Engineer Job Interviews'
Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.
Quartz | 'The multibillion-dollar sales of Tableau and Looker are a coming of age for data visualization'
Amazon | New Book:'Storytelling with Data: Let's Practice!' by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic'
London Datastore | 'City Intelligence Data Design Guidelines'
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.
Amber Thomas | 'Dear Career Switchers: You are not a Failure'
New Yorker | 'How to Draw a Horse'
New York Times | '108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money and Sacrificing Everything'
Boing Boing | 'Grocer designed embarrassing plastic bags to shame shoppers into bringing reusable ones'
@rainmaker1973 | 'Globe making: how the World was made in 1955'
@so_bad_ass | 'My 18 year old son sent me this with the message "found the perfect road trip for you"'
FiveThirtyEight | All the posts from the “Science Question From A Toddler” series