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…
    - 75 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…
    - 82 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,…
    - 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

  • 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 76 days ago 8 Jun 17, 2:52pm -
  • What Streaming Music Services Pay
    Spotify. Apple. Pandora. Compared & visualized.
    - 77 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…
    - 79 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…
    - 81 days ago 3 Jun 17, 8:34am -

Cool Infographics

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 23 days ago 31 Jul 17, 6:10pm -
  • Laniakea: Visualizing Our Home Supercluster
    Very cool new visualization of Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster, which is the supercluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. Check out the video and article from Nature.com.This is potentially the most detailed map of the universe to date, an…
    - 30 days ago 24 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Disney Live Action Movies: Best (And Worst)
    The Disney Dollars infographic from FUN.com compares the total box office revenue for all of Disney's live action movie franchises.Disney live action films have a long history of wonderful stories, memorable characters, and some big (and by big we…
    - 35 days ago 19 Jul 17, 9:45pm -

FlowingData

  • !He vs. She in film screenplay direction
    In screenplays, there are directions that tell actors and actresses what to do or what’s happening other than dialogue. Julia Silge and The Pudding studied which direction is written more…Tags: gender, tropes
    - 30 mins ago 23 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • C’est la vis, teaching kids how to visualize data
    By adulthood, it’s expected that we can read charts to some degree. You’re supposed to know how visual encodings map to data and then interpret. I don’t remember actually learning…Tags: app, Data Stories, learning
    - 1 day ago 22 Aug 17, 3:22pm -
  • Sunsquatch, the only eclipse map you need
    It’s solar eclipse time. There have been a lot of maps leading up to this point, but this one by Joshua Stevens is the only one you really need. The…Tags: eclipse
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 17, 5:58am -
  • Catalog of visualization types to find the one that fits your dataset
    There are a lot of visualization methods to choose from, and it can be daunting finding the right visual for your data, especially for those just starting out. The Data…Tags: methods, tool
    - 5 days ago 18 Aug 17, 12:11pm -
  • Killings of blacks by whites ruled “justified”
    In a collaboration between The Marshall Project and The Upshot, Daniel Lathrop and Anna Flagg analyzed data for 400,000 homicides between 1980 and 2014.In almost 17 percent of cases…Tags: race, Upshot
    - 5 days ago 18 Aug 17, 6:00am -

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…
    - 64 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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

  • !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…
    - 8 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 13 days ago 10 Aug 17, 2:09pm -
  • An update about the #VisBookFlipBook project
    A couple of weeks ago I launched an ambitious endeavour notionally hashtagged as the '#VisBookFlipBook' project. The idea was to mark the first anniversary of my book's publication with an attempt to crowdsource photographs of every double-page sprea…
    - 14 days ago 9 Aug 17, 11:05am -
  • An update about the Chartmaker Directory
    Last week 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. I wanted to provide a brief update…
    - 19 days ago 4 Aug 17, 7:44am -