Best of the visualisation web… June 2010

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting and useful articles I’ve come across. If you follow me on Twitter you will see these items tweeted as soon as I find them. Here’s the latest collection from June 2010:

Online Journalism Review (from May 2007) | An interview with Alberto Cairo, El Mundo’s former infographics expert, about his (then) upcoming book on visual journalism | Link

Smashing Magazine | Interesting background behind the design of a “World Of Programming” Infographic | Link

If It Was My Home | Visualisation which plots the spill area of the BP Oil Disaster over your chosen location, helping to contextualise the extent of this disaster | Link

Juice Analytics | Summary page of Juice’s excellent ’30 days to context connection’ series about the world of visualisation | Link

The Guardian | From the Guardian’s News & Media Sustainability Report 2010 – “our data journalism is opening up a world of information” | Link

The Guardian (from Oct 2009) | Portugal’s new paper points to print’s future | Link

Online Journalism Blog | Video with Olympics Reporter Ollie Williams to find out what the BBC are planning for 2012 | Link

Perceptual Edge | Business Intelligence Industry – Get to Know Your Real Customers | Link

blprnt.blg (from Apr 2010) | Your Random Numbers – getting Started with Processing and Data Visualization | Link

Logo My Way | Logo redesign challenge for BP in light of the oil disaster | Link

Online Journalism Blog | Alternative critique of The Guardian’s crusade for liberating access to all data, looking at the economics of data in the news environment | Link | Good Magazine | There’s been a few lows recently in terms of bad design, here are a couple more to digest | Example 1 and Example 2

The Guardian | Why Minority Report was spot on | Link

Data Mining | Visualizing wireless signals in Augmented Reality | Link

Visuale | 8 simple rules on brainstorming around a visualization design | Link

Smashing Magazine | Applying Interior Design principles to the web | Link

Eager Eyes | Article reflecting on the demise of the visualisation website ‘Verifiable’ | Link

Wired | Article to launch the availability of UK tube data – ‘Live Tube map shows the power of TfL’s data’ | Link

Infosthetics | Recreating Minard’s Napoleon graph using modern day tools: Swivel, Tableau and Many Eyes | Link

Infosthetics | Interview with Karim Rashid about Information Aesthetics in Industrial Design| Link

New York times | The New York Times visualisation which tracks the extent and spread of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill | Link

Core77 | Don Norman’s article about design thinking being a useful myth | Link

CBS Money Watch | The 10 hottest careers in the US| Link

Kickstarter | A new way to fund and follow creativity | Link

Moritz Stefaner | Open source release of Moritz Stefaner’s brilliant Elastic Lists code | Link

Design Mind | How designers are introducing the idea of “simple” to a group of high school students | Link

Perceptual Edge | ‘Circle lust continues’ – article bemoaning the ongoing love affair some visualisation designers have with the use of the circle | Link

Infosthetics | Interview with Nicholas Felton from | Link

Eager Eyes | Caroline Ziemkiewicz and Robert Kosara’s paper on ‘Implied Dynamics in Information Visualization’ | Link

Infosthetics | Social Visualization Software Review: Tableau Public | Link

Juice Analytics | Can familiarity trump usability? | Link

Infographics News | Three infographics and 200 years of Argentinian history | Link

Infographics News | Four visual communicators give advice on infographics | Link

Flowing Data | Review of the book Data Flow 2 | Link

Infosthetics | What is the best arrow representation in visualisations? | Link

Flowing Data | Ridiculous but good fun, a Twitter parade in your honour | Link

Flowing Data | Turning information into action – 10 Tactics| Link

Smashing Magazine | Why design-by-committee should die | Link

O’Reilly Radar | Data is not binary: Why open data requires credibility and transparency | Link