tecznotes

  • planscore: a project to score gerrymandered district plans
    Last winter, I first encountered the new work being done in legislative redistricting and wrote about it in a blog post here. Three groups were pushing for changes to the way we draw lines that could put a halt to GIS-accelerated partisan gerrymander…
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  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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…
    - 6 Apr 17, 6:17pm -

Information Is Beautiful

  • Intermental – A Glossary of (Possible) Tech-Induced Mental Disorders [INTERACTIVE]
    Infogestion. Ampulsivity. Dingeing. Is tech creating new states of consciousness & behaviours? Recognise any? Vote for any you recognise and we’ll return with an analysis of our findings. » Click our ‘charticle’ obsessively
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  • Rhetological Fallacies [INTERACTIVE]
    An interactive list of logical fallacies & rhetorical devices with everyday examples. Now in nine languages. Floss that brain. Never be duped again! » See the graphic
    - 30 days ago 23 Jan 18, 10:10am -
  • Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars 2018
    Aluminium or Aluminum? “Gas” or “Petrol”? Should a photo of a giant spider really be placed in the entry for ‘arachnophobia’? Explore some of the longest, lamest edit wars on Wikipedia in this interactive infographic. » See the graphic
    - 38 days ago 15 Jan 18, 5:20pm -
  • Most Common Passwords + Analysis
    Compiled from multiple data breaches. Our analysis reveals that peoples’ choices of password fall into 10 categories. Where does yours fit? » explore the visualization
    - 43 days ago 10 Jan 18, 5:23pm -
  • Cause Célèbre – Gender Split Behind Charitable Giving
    Do women & men prefer to support different charitable causes? This analysis of celebrity endorsements reveals an interesting pattern. » See the graphic
    - 57 days ago 27 Dec 17, 10:01am -

Cool Infographics

  • !16 SEO Myths You Should Ignore Completely
    SEO or Search Engine Optimization can be a tricky subject. The 16 SEO Myths You Should Ignore Completely infographic from My Biz Niche gives some clarity to some popular misconceptions.From the very beginning, the world of SEO has been rife with m…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 5:35pm -
  • Aflac Brunch Commercial #BadDataViz Error
    Pancakes ≠ Eggs!This commercial really bugs me! When you visualize information, you need to get the data visualization right! Don't tell people that Aflac is like the pancakes, and then highlight the eggs in the data visualization!This comes fro…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 18, 6:55pm -
  • The ICO Explosion of 2017
    ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, is a method of fundraising that doesn't sell equity of the company, but selling things called "tokens" or new forms of cryptocurrency. The method has been around for years, but the actual boom didn't start until mid 20…
    - 16 days ago 6 Feb 18, 5:45pm -
  • Design Better Charts in PowerPoint Class on Skillshare
    This week I launched my first class on the Skillshare platform. Data Visualization: Design Better Charts in PowerPoint is a 10-lesson class covering how to apply data visualization design principles specifically to the default charts created in Micr…
    - 25 days ago 28 Jan 18, 7:23pm -
  • Top Reasons Startups Fail
    It takes more than just a good idea for a startup to succeed. Forbes analyzed 101 failed startups and found that The Top Reason Startups Fail, was the lack of need for their product. Launching a startup takes a lot of preparation and research. Make…
    - 27 days ago 26 Jan 18, 4:20pm -

FlowingData

Plotly

  • Where science meets art
    Data visualizations such graphs, charts, presentations, and reports represent the intersection point of your company’s data, statistics, and numbers (i.e. science) and its brand, style, and personality (i.e. art). However, this “marriage” of s…
    - 35 days ago 18 Jan 18, 9:38am -
  • Maximizing the Data-Ink Ratio in Dashboards and Slide Deck
    “Above all else, show the data.“-Edward Tufte, 1983Once referred to by the New York Times as the “Leonardo da Vinci of data,” the work of data visualization expert Edward Tufte has long been an inspiration to Plotly.One of Tufte’s key…
    - 78 days ago 6 Dec 17, 9:18am -
  • Assessing Global Health, One 📈 at a Time
    The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation website is a treasure trove of data. On a semi-regular basis, the institute publishes data visualizations using the daily freely available on the website.While the data is “freely available” on th…
    - 1 Nov 17, 9:49am -
  • 🤖 might just be your next co-worker

    - 19 Sep 17, 1:08am -
  • 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…
    - 20 Jun 17, 10:43am -

Visualizing Data

  • PolicyViz podcast: Episode 114, SocSci Foo Camp
    It seems like it was only the 46 days since I was last afforded the of being invited on Jon Schwabish's PolicyViz podcast. And yet, here I am again!The post PolicyViz podcast: Episode 114, SocSci Foo Camp appeared first on Visualising Data.
    - 9 days ago 13 Feb 18, 7:23pm -
  • Best of the visualisation web… December 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 December 2017.The post Best o…
    - 10 days ago 12 Feb 18, 11:02am -
  • The little of visualisation design: Part 49
    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 49 appeared first o…
    - 15 days ago 7 Feb 18, 11:32am -
  • New tool launch: Flourish
    Yesterday marked the launch of another exciting tool for data visualisation designers in the shape of Flourish. Developed by the team from the data visualisation studio, Kiln, led by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston, Flourish is a long-awaited prospect…
    - 20 days ago 2 Feb 18, 3:41pm -
  • 10 significant visualisation developments: July to December 2017
    To mark each mid-year and end of year milestone I try to take a reflective glance over the previous 6 months period in the data visualisation field and compile a collection of some of the most significant developments. These are the main projects, ev…
    - 31 days ago 22 Jan 18, 9:57am -