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…
    - 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 -
  • 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…
    - 20 Mar 17, 6:57pm -

Information Is Beautiful

  • Last call to enter the Information is Beautiful Awards 2017
    Visualizers, designers, truth & beauty-lovers. Last call to enter the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017, celebrating the world’s most excellent graphics & visualizations of data, information & knowledge. To celebrate our sixth year, we’…
    - 12 days ago 7 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 92 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…
    - 8 Jun 17, 2:52pm -
  • What Streaming Music Services Pay
    Spotify. Apple. Pandora. Compared & visualized.
    - 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…
    - 5 Jun 17, 1:00pm -

Cool Infographics

  • The Super Skin of Superheroes
    The Super Skin of Superheroes infographic is a fun chart showing the different skin of America's comic book heroes. Some are completely invulnerable, while others are just armored. The real uniqueness of the infographic though, is that is was create…
    - 8 days ago 11 Sep 17, 4:10pm -
  • The Perfect Temperatures for Beer, Wine, Coffee and More
    The Perfect Temperatures for Beer, Wine and Beverages from GB Energy Supply is no longer visible on their site, but I was able to find it on LifeHacker.I really appreciate infographics that tell one story really well. You want the information to be…
    - 22 days ago 28 Aug 17, 5:55pm -
  • Eclipse: What You Need To Know
    What are your plans to view the eclipse today? The Eclipse: What You Need To Know infographic from Forbes contributor and designer Kevin Anderton.On August the 21st 2017, there will be a solar eclipse in the sky over the United States. If you are…
    - 29 days ago 21 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • Landslide for the "Did Not Vote" Candidate in the 2016 Election!
    From BrilliantMaps, this is the Did Not Vote Election Map, showing the magnitude if all voting-eligible adults that did not actively vote in the 2016 Presidential election. A Presidential candidate needs 270 Electoral College votes to win. The "Did…
    - 41 days ago 9 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • EARTH, a visualization project
    EARTH, by Cameron Beccario, is a beautiful interactive, animated visualization of a few different weather features across the entire globe.EARTH, by Cameron Beccario, is a near real-time visualization of global weather conditions forecast by sup…
    - 50 days ago 31 Jul 17, 6:10pm -

FlowingData

  • !LEGO color scheme classifications
    Nathanael Aff poked at LEGO brickset data with some text mining methods in search for recurring color schemes in LEGO sets. This is what he got.…Tags: color, Lego
    - 7 hours ago 19 Sep 17, 7:54am -
  • Computer uses wind to mine cryptocurrency and then fund climate research
    HARVEST is an art piece by Julian Oliver that consists of a 4G-connected waterproof computer connected to a wind turbine. While it is powered by the wind, the computer mines…Tags: climate, crytocurrency
    - 1 day ago 18 Sep 17, 7:01am -
  • Semiotic, a visualization framework
    Elijah Meeks released Semiotic into the wild. It’s a framework that allows quick charts but provides flexibility for custom stuff.Semiotic is a React-based data visualization framework. You can see…Tags: framework, React
    - 4 days ago 15 Sep 17, 8:17am -
  • Aviation tracker with depth
    I’ve grown bored of maps that show commuter traffic, but for whatever reason, air traffic maps continue to seem interesting. Add this fun experiment by Jacob Wasilkowski to the list.…Tags: flights
    - 4 days ago 15 Sep 17, 7:01am -
  • [For Members] How I Made That: Searchable Time Series Chart
    When there are too many options or categories, it can be helpful to make the data searchable.
    - 5 days ago 14 Sep 17, 8:43pm -

Plotly

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    - 14 hours ago 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…
    - 91 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 28 Mar 17, 9:15am -

Visualizing Data

  • The little of visualisation design: Part 43
    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 43 appeared first o…
    - 6 days ago 13 Sep 17, 8:11am -
  • The problems with b’arc charts
    Almost one month ago I tweeted my contempt for radial bar charts, having come across a particularly egregious case. It seemed to gain a bit of traction on social media but was also met by genuine queries as to my reasoning for this disdain.The post…
    - 18 days ago 1 Sep 17, 2:39pm -
  • The little of visualisation design: Part 42
    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 42 appeared first o…
    - 27 days ago 23 Aug 17, 7:40am -
  • Another update about the Chartmaker Directory
    A few weeks have now passed since I launched the CHARTMAKER DIRECTORY, an attempt to gather and organise a useful catalogue of references that will offer a good sense of what charts can be made using which tools and, where necessary, how. The post A…
    - 28 days ago 22 Aug 17, 9:43am -
  • Talk slides from second Tableau 2017 webinar
    Earlier today I had the pleasure of delivering a second webinar presentation for Tableau this year. The title of my talk was 'The Design of Nothing'. The post Talk slides from second Tableau 2017 webinar appeared first on Visualising Data.
    - 40 days ago 10 Aug 17, 2:09pm -