The Month in Data: February 2014
Time for a quick round-up of some of my favourite data-related findings of the past month, broken down into articles, announcements and projects / inspiration.
Announcements and Events
- British Library’s ‘Beautiful Science’ season - A lovely little exhibit highlighting some of the history behind storytelling with data
- Felton’s Reporter App - Currently only available on iOS, but if you ever wanted to track your daily life Felton-style, well now you can with this handy little app.
- Parsons Journal for Information Mapping - Not a new journal, but a recent find for me covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of information visualisation. A must-read for anyone interested in the subject.
Articles and Readings
- Great Infographics Are Always Simple, Never Simplistic | Alberto Cairo
- Visualising Uneven Distributions | Junk Charts
- Disinformation Visualisation How to Lie with Datavis | Visualising Advocacy
- A Message Worth Repeating | Junk Charts
- Legendary Lands and Why they Appeal to Us | Brain Pickings
- An Information Designer’s Learning Process | Sheila Pontis
- Misleading with Statistics | Eric Portelance
- The Case for Beautiful Science | PLOS Blog
Projects and Inspiration
Unfortunately I was unable to attend any of the big information design conferences that went on last month, so I haven't covered them here, but there are many, many fantastic posts rounding these up for your convenience. Here is just a small selection:
- A short reflection about Tapestry Conference | Andy Kirk
- Tapestry 2014: A New Language | Chez Voila
- Visualized: The Weight of Rain | 13pt
Until next time!