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 2020.
Notes: the items listed may not have been necessarily published during this month, rather discovered during the month. Some links point to paywall items. The details shown below label the platform/site each item is published on - not necessarily the actual author - and a brief selective description.
Visualisations & Infographics
Covering latest visualisation, infographic or other related design works.
Reuters | 'New normal: How far is safe enough?'
Washington Post | 'Biden calls for 100 percent clean electricity by 2035. Here’s how far we have to go.'
The Pudding | 'Which song is more likely to be recognized by future generations? Defining the ’90s Music Canon'
New York Times | 'Why Does America Have Old Leaders?'
Reuters | 'Why time feels so weird in 2020'
@theshapeofashow | 'Beautiful data representations of your favourite shows. Updates twice daily. Made by @defaced.'
Economist | 'Tracking the coronavirus across Europe'
McKinsey | 'The Emotion Archive: How have people around the world coped with the COVID-19 crisis?'
C82 | 'British & Exotic Mineralogy: All 2,242 illustrations from James Sowerby’s compendium of knowledge about mineralogy in Great Britain and beyond, drawn 1802–1817 and arranged by color.'
WHO | 'Timeline: WHO's COVID-19 response'
National Geographic | 'How the new coronavirus surges compare to New York City’s peak'
New York Times | 'Meet the 3 Spacecraft Heading to Mars This Summer'
FiveThirtyEight | 'Canceled Races Aren’t Stopping Endurance Athletes From Setting Wild New Records'
@philogb | 'Hyperbolic Floors maps hundreds of floors across the world to tessellations in Hyperbolic space. The result is a novel way to look at floor tilings and their infinite nature.'
Propublica | 'What Coronavirus Job Losses Reveal About Racism in America'
Reuters | 'The scale of coronavirus deaths: Global deaths from COVID-19 have exceeded one million, according to a Reuters tally, in another grim milestone for the global pandemic.'
@Worville | 'These are the passes that defined Liverpool’s title.'
@karim_douieb | 'The number of tornadoes is on the rise. Here is a Tornado Chart™ illustrating it.'
New York Times | 'I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing'
Len Kiefer | 'Updated Favorite Data Visualizations: A place for us to find updated versions of favorite data visualizations'
These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.
Nightingale | 'How to Create Brand Colors for Data Visualization Style Guidelines'
PolicyViz | 'Critiquing a Data Visualization Critique'
CPJ | 'Data journalists describe challenges of reporting on the true toll of COVID-19'
Medium | 'Forget data science. We need communication science.'
Nightingale | 'Re-viz-ited: Mapping an Early Spring'
@AdobeResearch | 'Creating responsive visualizations that adapt the content for users on different devices can be laborious. How can we make this process easier?'
Spatial Awareness | 'An interview with spatial artist Craig Taylor'
Medium | 'Menus, Metaphors and Materials: Milestones of User Interface Design'
Nightingale | 'With Great Visualization Comes Great Responsibility'
@mgiraldo | 'I wrote about Aereo, the project I did for my fellowship at the #DxLab @statelibrarynsw'
NZ Commuters | 'New Zealand's Commuting Flows'
Nieman Lab | 'This is how FiveThirtyEight is trying to build the right amount of uncertainty into its 2020 election data analysis'
Ada Lovelace Institute | 'To be seen we must be measured: data visualisation and inequality'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.
@abhishekn | 'Quick thread about a mapping trick the @nytimes has adopted in the last few weeks that have dramatically improved their coronavirus maps.'
Observablehq | The workings behind a 'Racial demographic dot-density map'
Lindsey Poulter | 'The Process Behind Building a Winning Iron Viz Feeder Dashboard'
Nightingale | 'Sketching the World: An Icebreaker to Working With Data'
Ahmad Shadeed | 'The State Of Pixel Perfection'
@flowingdata | 'I've been marking FD posts with their chart type for a few years. You can see all of them in one place now.'
SimplexCT | 'Tufte in Excel, The Slopegraph'
C82 | 'Making of British & Exotic Mineralogy'
@wiederkehra | 'Time for a lil background on the concept process of our interactive forecast (Thread)'
Datawrapper | 'How to embed visualizations in PowerPoint presentations'
Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.
Amazon | New Book: 'The World Explained in 264 Infographics' by Jan Schwochow
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.
Hans Eijkelboom | 'Hans Eijkelboom has been taking to the shopping streets of countless cities around the world to photographically record the dizzying sartorial diversity that is such a defining hallmark of global capitalism'
@bengoldacre | 'We pulled together a huge team to look at how we can bring NHS data analysis into the 21st century. '
The Athletic | 'There is a value on information. It is no different for footballers'
Datawrapper | 'You’ve informed the public with visualizations about the coronavirus. Thank you.'
New York Times | 'Reconstructing Journalistic Scenes in 3D'
@mbabwahsingh | 'Random find: DuPont had a chart room!'