I'm delighted to launch the first season of Explore Explain, a video and podcast series about data visualisation design.
For episode three it was a pleasure to welcome John Burn-Murdoch. We had a detailed conversation about his work on the visualisations for the Financial Times' "Coronavirus Tracked" page, which has been evolving alongside this outbreak since February 2020. This episode was recorded on 27th March and so inevitably refers to the status of the visuals on the page as they were published on that date.
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Here are further links to some of the key resources mentioned during this episode:
- A view of the Coronavirus tracker at the day of the recording
- A view of the first release of the Coronavirus tracker
- John’s first tweet thread and accompanying caveats
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Lisa Rost's reference line article
- Josh Katz's reference line used in the New York Times