some ideas around animating uncertainty: http://vallandingham.me/animating_uncertainty.html
Powerful, sad story told with video, maps, and vis: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/the-journey-of-plastic-around-the-globe/?beta=true
Heading home from #Openvisconf, 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).
sneak preview of new blog post I've been working on. Join me for an introduction to Altair - a new(ish) python package for declarative interactive data visualization!
done in my traditional far-to-wordy rambling style.
But I am really excited about using Altair, and hopefully you will be too after reading 1/3rd this post before giving up and just reading the Altair docs!
Hey everyone! Stefanie Posavec and I are offering two full-day data visualization workshops in June! One in Chicago and the other in DC. Check it out: https://policyviz.com/2018/03/06/data-designed-workshop/
Our paper "Using Animation to Alleviate Overdraw in Multiclass Scatterplot Matrices" will be presented at CHI 2018 on Thu 4/26 at 11am in Montréal!
Our approach uses a simple animation loop to alleviate overdraw in one of the hardest settings---multiclass SPLOMs.
It is work with our former undergrad student Helen Chen, myself, Alark Joshi, & Beste Yuksel at USF, Eric Ragan at Texas A&M, and Lane Harrison at WPI.
See a demo and more at http://vgl.cs.usfca.edu/animated-sploms/
“Strange Bird” is a new podcast “about the data behind our everyday lives with Mona Chalabi.”
And it’s published through a new UI by the Guardian Mobile Lab — part audio player, part chatbot, part photo viewer. It includes lots of charts, too!
In case you're interested how the auto-detection of colorblind issues in Datawrapper works, I wrote it all down in an interactive blog post https://www.vis4.net/blog/2018/02/automate-colorblind-checking/ https://vis.social/media/JoiAHRvIu0BvxK8Mu8o https://vis.social/media/Jv8iNeTpJVhIjulb_Os