Best of the visualisation web… May 2012 (part 2)

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. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items shared as soon as I find them.

Here’s part two of the latest collection from May 2012 (see part one):

Perceptual Edge | Data Art vs. Data Visualization: Why Does a Distinction Matter? | Article

Fastco Design | Infographic: Soldier Deaths In Iraq Paint A Tattered American Flag | Infographic | The Dangers of Scale: Visualizing the Hills of Bay to Breakers | Article

New York Times | The Facebook Offering: How It Compares | Interactive Visualisation

Chartsnthings | Design narrative about the above Facebook visualisation | Design Process

EVO Energy | ‘The Interactive UK Energy Consumption Guide’ (should dislike it but kind of don’t…) | Interactive Infographic

Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Kick-starting the School of Data! | Article

Forbes | Linked Micromaps for Geographically Referenced Data | Critique/Visualisation Method

Stories Through Data | Updated: visualising Data at the House of Commons | Article/Static Visualisations

Telegraph | Jonathan Ive interview: Apple’s design genius is British to the core | Interview

Guardian Data Store | Climb every mountain: visualising the world’s 50 most prominent peaks | Interactive Visualisation

Big Map Blog | Newly discovered site with some great vintage and innovative mapping content | Site

Adam Crymble | “Shock and Awe” Graphs in Digital Humanities | Article

Code For America | Does the digital divide have a silver lining? | Article

Eager Eyes | Great question from Robert – ‘How Much Data Do You Really Need?’ | Article

Flowing Data | Which nations consume the most water? | Infographic

Wired | Introducing FatFonts – a dedicated typeface for infographics | Typography

BBC News Magazine | Who works the longest hours? | Interactive Visualisation

Flowing Data | Even simple charts can tell a story | Article

Mindjet | Why We Need Creative People to Help Understand Data | Article

HCIL | ‘Motif Simplification: Improving Network Visualization Readability with Fan and Parallel Glyphs’ | Paper

Interactives | Interactive weather map… on TV | Video

Data Remixed | Part one of a three part series… ‘Data Visualization: Clarity or Aesthetics?’ | Article Series

Data Remixed | Part two… ‘Clarity or Aesthetics? Part 2 – A Tale of Four Quadrants’ | Article Series

Data Remixed | Part three… ‘Clarity or Aesthetics? Part 3 – Tips for Achieving Both’ | Article Series

Junk Charts | Analysing a ‘nice use of histograms’ | Critique

Data Driven Journalism | ‘And the winners of the Data Journalism Awards are…’ | Award Announcement

Data Projet | This Animated Bubble Chart shows the 270 most expensive artworks sold in auction since 2008 until end 2011 | Interactive Visualisation

Data Presentation | “I was watching CNN this morning before work, enjoying my breakfast, when all of a sudden they put up a graph of tornado deaths by year” | Bad Visualisation

Places & Spaces | A collection of 134 maps | Map Collection

The Why Axis | The Reuters Macroscope Visualization You Need a Microscope to Read | Critique

Screen Jabber | Interview with Ridley Scott discusses storyboarding | Video/Interview

Amazon | Revised edition of ‘Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design (Interactive Technologies)’ | New Book

Sculpteo | Featured Sculpteo Stores #1: Nostromo and the DataSculptures | 3D Printing

Green Plum | Videos from the Data Science Summit 2012 | Video Collection


Presenting the top five most popular posts on Visualising Data during May:

1. The Data Journalism Handbook is now live – April 29th, 2012

2. Quadrigram: New visual programming environment launches – May 15th, 2012

3. Best of the visualisation web… April 2012 (part 1) – May 14th, 2012

4. Best of the visualisation web… April 2012 (part 2) – May 14th, 2012

5. The fine line between plagiarism and inspiration – May 22nd, 2012