Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 155

DashingD3js.com Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 155 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • All The Lonely People
    Each day, countless Americans pass one another by, and share a moment. Occasionally, they take a chance and post a missed connection. Here is the sum of 10,000 such stories...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • Cartography + Accessibility
    Over the last several months, I had an incredible opportunity to collaborate with Alison Link and Mitch Schaps on some cartographic accessibility best practices and considerations...Based on our joint presentation, and some discussions at NACIS 2015, I wanted to compile my own detailed list of accessibility considerations...
  • The Science Of Visualization
    Last week in Chicago at IEEE VIS—an annual conference focused on the tools and technology of visualizing information—Purdue Polytechnic professor Vetria Byrd reminded me that visualization is also a process, one that requires us to think critically and sequentially though the information at-hand...
  • The Virtues Of A Sketchy Life
    Sketchy, non-photorealistic rendering (as the academic literature refers to it) has always been something that interested me...But those past forays into sketchy rendering were nothing compared to what happened when I found Sebastian Meier's sketchy rendering library...
  • VIS 2015 – Thursday
    Between the sessions, parties, discussions, running, and the occasional short sleep break, I fell a bit behind on the blogging about VIS 2015. After separate postings for Tuesday and Wednesday, this part covers Thursday...
  • Viz on Video #7
    Time for our weekly round up of data visualization-related videos, mostly with talks and presentations from recent events. In today’s post, you’ll see discussions around privacy and personal data, gender inequality in tech, and how information design and data visualization can help bridge the gap between scientists and their audiences...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • Bandlines
    Bandlines were invented by Stephen Few as background for sparklines to aid quick interpretation, crucial on dashboards...Stephen Few provides an exceptionally detailed and pertinent guide to show how to make, as well as how to use this specific type of visualization:...The example tser sampler generates a lot of outliers on purpose - to make them appear regularly, and to illustrate how outliers effect the bands...
  • Vadim Ogievetsky - Crossing The Chasm [Video]
    Vadim has been working at turning data into d3.js visualizations since d3's inception. He shares some wisdom with us and unlocks the power of d3.nest with a clear explanation, relating it to fundamental research in data visualization...
  • D3.js - Animated U.S. States Border Map
    This is a step-by-step tutorial on making an animated map of the changing borders of U.S. states through history, using D3.js. This tutorial was made for Maptime Amsterdam's fourth Meetup...
  • Circular Heat Chart
    A circular heat chart displays quantitative data as an array of circular segments, coloured according to value...This is a good chart for displaying cyclic data such as hourly energy usage over the course of a week...

Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez
@DashingD3js
www.dashingd3js.com

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