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 2021.
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.
New York Times | 'In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers'
Stamen | 'Visualizing the world’s watersheds for #WorldWaterDay'
@GRSturge | 'Where do refugees to the UK come from? *Updated* version of my squiggly chart and updated briefing on asylum statistics. '
@AlexSelbyB | 'Stunning chart by @AdMeara showing the kaleidoscopic Knesset'
The Markup | 'We Ran Tests on Every State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Website'
The Pudding | 'The Naked Truth: How the names of 6,816 complexion products can reveal bias in beauty'
FiveThirtyEight | 'FiveThirtyEight’s Pollster Ratings'
Reuters | 'Covid-19 Vaccination Tracker'
FlowingData | 'How Much Minimum Wage Changed in Each State'
Reuters | 'Bats and the origin of outbreaks'
Axios | 'Graphing the pandemic'
The Pudding | 'Wine & Math: A Model Pairing'
New York Times | 'Electric Cars Are Coming. How Long Until They Rule the Road?'
Bloomberg | 'Trump's Ailing Empire'
@northernjamie | 'Here's a slightly abstract (and unsettling) data visualisation of #covid19 case rates in England'
@simon_huwiler | ...and another sonification piece... 'I made a #covid19 #davaviz using a music box and a four meter long punch card. Thats the sound of the first and second wave in #Switzerland.'
@drawingdata | and yet another!... 'sonification of daily positive #COVID19 cases in Austria (per 100k) for the last year'
New York Times | 'Who’s Next in Your State’s Vaccine Line?'
@AlexanderVar7 | 'Contour lines in #tableau'
NRK | Huge, beautifully-crafted digital piece showing the effects of climate change in Norway [in Norwegian, obviously]
DuelingData | 'Dumb Marvel Movie viz. But I like the spotlight animation effect in Tableau.'
The Guardian | 'Revealed: the data that shows how Covid bounced back after UK's lockdowns'
New York Times | 'Who Can and Can’t Get Vaccinated Right Now'
The Economist | 'See how age and illnesses change the risk of dying from covid-19'
The Guardian | 'The race to zero: can America reach net-zero emissions by 2050?'
Washington Post | 'Unraveling the mystery of Europe’s uneven covid surges'
These are references to written articles, discourse or interviews about visualisation.
Stephanie Evergreen | 'My Cringe-Worthy Choices'
Deque | 'Testing Color Contrast in Mobile Apps'
Nightingale | 'Hear the Blind Spot: Visualizing Data for Those Who Can’t See'
Public Health Matters | 'Behind the scenes: Expanding the COVID-19 dashboard'
Datawrapper | 'Which color scale to use when visualizing data [Part 1 of 4]'
Learning & Development
These links cover presentations, tutorials, podcasts, academic papers, case-studies, how-tos etc.
@HalukaMB | 'Why timeline maps are the new bar chart races'
Gurman Bhatia | 'Structuring visual narratives to feed the curiosity'
@LacePadilla | 'Our chapter on Uncertainty Visualization finally came out!'
Autumn Battani YouTube | 'Data Design - Building a Basic Dashboard Background in Illustrator ft. Sam Parsons'
@maartenzam | 'Last week, I presented a making of the #SDGAtlas to the World Bank Data Lab, with a look behind the scenes and some technical explanations.'
DecisionViz YouTube | 'Sometimes you must accept uncertainty' interview with Kaiser Fung
EagerEyes | 'Minard’s Famous “Napoleon’s March” Chart – What It Shows, What It Doesn’t'
@Dan_Clark5 | 'Short thread on the technical process that went into this interactive [about Britain's 85 hereditary peers]'
Includes announcements within the field, such as new sites or resources, new book titles and other notable developments.
@InfoPlusConf | 'We are happy to be back! #infoplus2021 will be held online 27 Sep – 2 Oct.'
Society for News Design | 'For the first time, we're recognizing a World's Best Designer in the Digital News Design competition.'
Nightingale | 'The Future of Nightingale'
Dignity+Debt | 'The Du Boisian Visualization Toolkit'
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data, technology or visual theme.
FiveThirtyEight | 'Soccer Is Learning To See The Whole Game: New approaches to data mean new ways to measure the sport'
@TimHarford | 'Ten Rules for Thinking Differently about Numbers'
@presentcorrect | 'Mood Lines. In design certain patterns & lines have recognised meanings.'
New York Times | 'A Better Way to Think About Conspiracies'
Line of Actual Control | 'The Space Speedometer: Using some simple algebra and satellite imagery to determine ship speed'
@CraigTaylorViz | 'A WIP involved turning some of my previous visualisations into trading cards'
@geo_spatialist | 'Happy St. Patrick's Day'