Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 24 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to the twenty-fourth issue of's Weekly Newsletter .

Onwards to this week's links...


  • How Stamen Design And Technology Studio Works
    This is the "waterfall model" of project management, sometimes known as "Big Design Up Front." You start with a problem, and methodically work your way to a solution through a series of phases: Requirements, Design, Implementation, etc. ... Working with certain kinds of problems—notably the kinds of data visualization work we've done ... a large part of the work is in figuring out what the problem is in the first place.
  • Mike Bostock - How D3.js Selections Work
    In the past I have presented simplified descriptions of D3’s selections, providing only enough detail to get started. This article takes a more comprehensive approach; rather than saying how to use selections, I will explain how selections are implemented. This may take longer to read, but it should dispel any magic and help you master data-driven documents.

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • Five Types of Data Visualizations
    Data visualization tools help Data Scientists explore data, find patterns, and provide organizations tools to leverage data for making decisions. ... It is important to recognize the type of problem being solved with the visualization, the audience, and its life expectancy: Data Discovery, Data Quality, Storytelling, Dashboards & Tools and Trends and Predicative...

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • Playing with D3.js & Simplify.js
    Within the last weeks I was fiddling around with Mike Bostocks great JavaScript library D3 and his implementation of Visvalinghams algorithm for line simplification, d3.simplify.js. This post shall be a conclusion of what I have done with it.
  • Vertical Bullet Charts
    A demonstration of D3’s vertically-oriented bullet charts, based on the Mike Bostock Bullet Charts Example. Originally designed by Stephen Few. Implementation based on work by Clint Ivy, Jamie Love of N-Squared Software and Jason Davies.

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

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez

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