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Welcome to issue 92 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter
- Data Comes From Anywhere
An interview with Jer Thorp, a data visualization artist who has worked for the New York Times, Popular Science and other publications. He’s a co-founder of The Office for Creative Research and was involved with the creation of the 9/11 memorial, for which he designed an algorithm that helped arrange the victims’ names in a layout that reflects their relations with each other. I...talk to Jer about infographics, data visualization, and why data matters.
Data Visualization Reading and Videos
- 10 Significant Visualisation Developments: January To June 2014
To mark the milestone of each mid-year and end of year I try to take a reflective glance over the previous 6 months period in the data visualisation field and compile a collection of some of the most significant developments. These are the main projects, events, new sites, trends, personalities and general observations that have struck me as being important to help further the development of this field.
- This Is What A 'Data Selfie' Looks Like
In the 2013 book Who Owns the Future?,... Jaron Lanier poses a question: can internet users reclaim their data? Instead of giving it away to enrich tech companies, Lanier called for users to sell their data, disrupting the Google and Facebook data mining revenue model. Austin-based artist Laurie Frick's new app FRICKbits, which transform your user data into art, partially fulfills the idea of allowing users to reclaim their own data
- Data Visualization Rules, 1915
Right now people in data visualization tend to be interested in their field’s history, and people in digital humanities tend to be fascinated by data visualization. Doing some research in the National Archives in Washington this summer, I came across an early set of rules for graphic presentation by the Bureau of the Census from February 1915. Given those interests, I thought I’d put that list online...
D3.js Reading and Videos
A simple legend created from D3 scales. You can see an example here. Legends have the following options: inputScale(...), cellWidth(...), cellHeight(...), cellPadding(...), units(...), orientation(...), and labelFormat(...)...
All of the code samples and the slides (Reveal.js) from my talk on combining D3.js with AngularJS at the 2014 MidwestJS conference.
- Tutorial: How To Build A Qlik Sense Extension With D3
Example D3.js + React integration: A small example exploring how to integrate D3.js data visualization components into a React app...React allows you to manipulate SVG, so you could probably re-write this repo in "pure React". Here, I assume that you might already have some D3 components you want to re-use, and/or you would rather write the data visualization parts of your app in D3...I find that making D3 components play nice inside a React app becomes easier when you follow these simple rules...
Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!
Wishing you the best,