I'm delighted to launch the second season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design.
For episode one it was a pleasure to welcome Anna Wiederkehr, Senior Visual Journalist at FiveThirtyEight, based in the US. We had a detailed conversation about the design story behind the flagship visualisation work produced by FiveThirtyEight for the 'US Election Forecast', which was first published in August 2020.
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Here are further links to some of the key resources mentioned during this episode:
- FiveThirtyEight's 'US Election 2020 Forecast'
- Anna's write-up - 'How We Designed The Look Of Our 2020 Forecast'
- Anna's twitter thread which talks more about the design ideas/development
- FiveThirtyEight's Coronavirus coverage
- Christopher Groskopf's Twitter thread publicly launching the forecast
- FiveThirtyEight's 'Explore The Ways Trump Or Biden Could Win The Election'