tecznotes

  • blog all dog-eared pages: human transit
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1597269727.01._SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg .auto This week, I started at a new company. I’ve joined Remix to work on early-stage product design and development. Remix produces a planning platform for public transit, and one req…
    - 16 days ago 9 Jun 17, 10:31pm -
  • the levity of serverlessness
    As tech marketing jargon goes, “serverless” is a terrible word. There’s always a server and the cloud is just other people’s computers, it’s only a question of who runs it. I like Kate Pearce’s take: The next time you try and use the wor…
    - 24 days ago 2 Jun 17, 5:39am -
  • three open data projects: openstreetmap, openaddresses, and who’s on first
    I work in or near three major global open data collection efforts, and I’ve been asked to explain their respective goals and methods a few times in the past couple months. Each of these three projects tackles a particular slice of geospatial data,…
    - 48 days ago 9 May 17, 4:17pm -
  • building up redistricting data for North Carolina
    The 2020 Decennial Census is getting closer, and activity around legislative redistricting is heating up. It’s normal for states to redraw lines in connection with the Census, but we’re also seeing legal challenges to Republican gerrymanders in s…
    - 81 days ago 6 Apr 17, 6:17pm -
  • district plans by the hundredweight
    For the past month, I’ve been researching legislative redistricting to see if there’s a way to apply what I know of geography and software. With a number of interesting changes happening including Wisconsin’s legal battle, Nicholas Stephanopoul…
    - 98 days ago 20 Mar 17, 6:57pm -

Information Is Beautiful

  • The UK’s #Brexit Options in the Eurozone complex – visualized!
    The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complexity the European Union and the UK’s various routes for Brexit. Inspired by this Bloomberg grap…
    - 7 days ago 19 Jun 17, 2:09pm -
  • Announcing the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017
    The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 is now open, celebrating the world’s most excellent information design. To mark our sixth year – and the increasing importance of data visualization & infographics across all media – we’re re…
    - 18 days ago 8 Jun 17, 2:52pm -
  • What Streaming Music Services Pay
    Spotify. Apple. Pandora. Compared & visualized.
    - 19 days ago 7 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • We’re hiring
    Two rare and excellent freelance posts have opened up at IIB: Digital / Software Project Manager on our high-end dataviz software VizSweet Junior artworker / designer at Information is Beautiful Both remote-working. Rare opportunities to join our…
    - 21 days ago 5 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • UK Government Spending: Incomes & Outcomes
    Election time again in the UK. All sides broadcasting assertive pledges backed by hazy figures. Here’s a visualisation that quantifies & contextualises UK government incomes and outcomes. Three ways to see the data: billions, % of budget, and amoun…
    - 23 days ago 3 Jun 17, 8:34am -

Cool Infographics

  • The Big Book of Dashboards!
    The Big Book of Dashboards is a fantastic new book release in 2017 co-authored by Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, and Andy Cotgreave. Published by Wiley, the book is available in print and ebook. You can check it out here on Amazon!The book starts w…
    - 3 days ago 23 Jun 17, 3:55pm -
  • The Sci-Fi Timeline
    The Sci-fi genre contains some fantastic and horrifying ideas about the future, but how far away are they? The Sci-Fi Timeline created by Glow places classic sci-fi movies and games on a very long timeline.We're all used to seeing movies and game…
    - 20 days ago 6 Jun 17, 8:00pm -
  • The Colors of Mister Rogers' Cardigans
    Owen Phillips was recently transfixed watching a Mister Rogers' Neighborhood marathon, and after finding the data, visualized Every Color Of Cardigan Mister Rogers Wore From 1979–2001 for The Awl.From Owen:For the past few days I’ve been tra…
    - 31 days ago 26 May 17, 1:40pm -
  • Interactive Cocktail Shaker
    David McCandless and the team at Information Is Beautiful have created this impressive Guide to Cocktails in both interactive and static versions.75+ classic cocktail recipes from the International Bartender’s Association’s list of drinks ever…
    - 33 days ago 24 May 17, 3:30pm -
  • How Do You Spend the Days of Your Life?

    - 34 days ago 23 May 17, 3:15pm -

FlowingData

  • !Alone Time
    It’s harder to make friends as you get older. There aren’t as many (forced) opportunities to find them and we grow pickier with who we spend our time with. So…Tags: alone, time use
    - 2 hours ago 26 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • Parts of America that most resemble the future
    The Census Bureau released estimates for demographic breakdowns for each county — in 2060. With these estimates as the baseline, Niraj Chokshi and Quoctrung Bui for The Upshot compared it…Tags: census, demographics, Upshot
    - 3 days ago 23 Jun 17, 7:59am -
  • When babies are born, the cycle
    Movies would have you believe that birth is random and unpredictable. (And if you haven’t been part of the birth process, you’d be surprised by how slow it actually is.)…Tags: birth
    - 4 days ago 22 Jun 17, 6:24pm -
  • Email Deletion Flowchart
    We all get a lot of emails, and there’s a large subset of them that almost instantly end up in the archive or the trash bin. In the past year,…Tags: email
    - 4 days ago 22 Jun 17, 7:17am -
  • A thousand ways to draw a thing
    Google released the Quick, Draw! dataset, so the closer looks at the collection of 100,000 sketches are coming in. This fun piece by Yannick Assogba uses principal components to arrange…Tags: Doodle, Google
    - 5 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:04am -

Plotly

  • Creating Crisp Graphs for Mobile
    According to comScore’s 2017 U.S. Cross-Platform Future in Focus, as of December 2016, 69% of digital media is consumed via a smartphone or tablet, with the remaining 31% going to desktop computers.This is in stark contrast to data from late 2013…
    - 6 days ago 20 Jun 17, 10:43am -
  • Data Bites: 7 TV Shows that Jumped the Shark
    There is a fine line between keeping your viewers interested, intrigued, and emotionally invested and crossing the line with a stunt whose main purpose is to spark their waning interest.If a television series has pulled off the latter, it is (at be…
    - 31 days ago 26 May 17, 10:46am -
  • Taking the World’s Pulse on Climate Change
    As a meteorologist who doubles as a blogger and content creator for Plotly, I’m naturally drawn to data that deals with the atmosphere, both in the space of weather and climate.A brief introduction: I’m Ben Noll (https://twitter.com/BenNollWeat…
    - 67 days ago 20 Apr 17, 11:15am -
  • Teach Yourself Code-Free Chart Animations with Secret Messages
    Plotly’s latest invention? Something akin to “invisible ink.” That’s right – Plotly users can harness our new animation functionality to create charts, code-free (!), with secret messages.One of the earliest writers to mention invisible i…
    - 90 days ago 28 Mar 17, 9:15am -
  • Bioinformaticians in Plotly
    Bioinfo-what?! At Plotly, we’re proud of our diverse and talented user base. In this post, we show off the work of our bioinformaticians. In case you didn’t know:Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software t…
    - 1 Mar 17, 9:35am -

Visualizing Data

  • Bivariate choropleth maps
    Yesterday, I came across an example of a bivariate choropleth map produced by Quartz. It isn't an approach you see deployed too often so I was curious about what people thought about them on Twitter.The post Bivariate choropleth maps appeared first…
    - 6 days ago 20 Jun 17, 10:25am -
  • Resources collection updated, now with 328 items
    A quite note to announce that, after quite a delay since the last update, I have finally found time to go through a bunch of bookmarks to add a bunch of previously missing or new tools to my data visualisation resources collection.The post Resources…
    - 11 days ago 14 Jun 17, 8:46pm -
  • Best of the visualisation web… April 2017
    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 April 2017.The post Best of t…
    - 12 days ago 14 Jun 17, 9:44am -
  • The little of visualisation design: Part 38
    This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.The post The little of visualisation design: Part 38 appeared first o…
    - 13 days ago 13 Jun 17, 10:31am -
  • The little of visualisation design: Part 37
    This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.The post The little of visualisation design: Part 37 appeared first o…
    - 26 days ago 31 May 17, 7:48am -