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For D3 / Dutch election / slope graph lovers: my latest project is an overview of shifting seats in the 2014 and 2018 county elections in The Netherlands.

With 335 slope graphs that automatically cluster and offset overlapping labels using an algorithm I used before in my physics research.

volkskrant.nl/kijkverder/2018/

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I'll go first: dashboards, dashboards, dashboards!

The past few months have been my first true practice designing data dashboards. It turns out I really love the challenge of getting so many moving parts to work together in a meaningful, accessible way.

What's everyone working on?

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How do you deal with when data?

Submit a talk pitch to speak at 2018 (an event at @ieeevis, Oct 22 in Berlin, one day after @InfoPlusConf).

See our call for participation at visinpractice.org. Submit your talk title and abstract by June 30

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Finished the line charts collection of Greenland data. The data is collected on different stations in the artic.
envidat.ch/gui/gcnet/stations/

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Here’s a selection of student projects from the Information Design II course in Aalto University that I teach with Juuso Koponen, @infomuotoilu@twitter.com
The level is pretty high, even if I say so myself! The course is part of the Information Design track of the Masters program in Visual Communication Design.
informaatiomuotoilu.fi/2018/05

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Heading home from , which was really, really good! Hard to identify a common theme or thread but a great summary of what’s going on right now.

My highlights: Shan Carter’s talk on sci comm / distill.pub, @maarten ‘s talk on xerographics, Aaron Williams on mapping segregation in the US.. lots of good for thought.

Also interesting that the big themes of the last years: storytelling and physical/analogue viz were not really discussed (or selected by the committee).

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Hello everyone! I’ve recently created Dataglitches, an Instagram account where I’d like to share beautiful screenshots, drafts and mistakes that happen designing and developing data visualizations, mostly from my daily job here at Accurat. Hope you like it!

instagram.com/dataglitches/

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Hey! If anyone here is in the US and interested on Net Neutrality. A voting is going to take place again. battleforthenet.com/

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Next-level digital steganography:
”FontCode creates font perturbations, using them to encode a message that can later be decoded to recover the message. The method works with most fonts and, unlike other text and document methods that hide embedded information, works with most document types, even maintaining the hidden information when the document is printed on paper or converted to another file type”
m.techxplore.com/news/2018-05-

I swear, @lisacrost is doing the most clear and accessible writing about data vis principles today. Read her latest: blog.datawrapper.de/dualaxis/