Set up by economist and communicator Jon Schwabish, this site helps people get feedback on everyday data visualizations.
Redesigning Interactive Line Graphs at Heap
A great process post from a startup called Heap about getting the details right in an interactive line graph.
Lessons From “Behind The Bloodshed”
Source has published a fantastic interview with the makers of Behind The Bloodshed, a visual narrative about mass killings produced by USA Today.
Human Progress Pushes Today's Big Issues Forward
HumanProgress.org is a new research tool from the CATO Institute exploring changes in human well-being across the globe. This article features a video of some of the creators discussing their process.
Behind The Black Budget
An interview with Wilson Andrews of The Washington Post about the creation of The Black Budget which visualizes never before seen data about secret funds for national intelligence agencies.
Where The Wild Bees Are
Truth and Beauty Operator Moritz Stefaner explains his approach for an infographic published in Scientific American
The Startup Universe: Design Process
Giorgia Lupi of Accurat talks about her process crating The Startup Universe, a visualization of TechCrunch's ChrunchBase of startups and their funding networks.
Designing Rasmussen's Career Scatter Plot
Rasmussen has published an interactive scatter plot aimed at students with the help of Distilled. I talked to Mark Johnstone about the design process behind this visualization.
The Washington Post Plots Quality and Quantity of Life
I talked to Emily Chow from the Post Graphics team about a visualization which attempts to answer the question "How long will we live - and how well?" She tells us about the team's design process and I suggest a redesign.
WIDE Shows the Gaps in Education Equality Around the Globe
After Interactive Things (IXT) published their visualization, World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) I decided to sit down with one of the chief architects, Christian Siegrist, to get a look at the design process for this piece.
Charting Weather Disasters
Juan Velasco works at National Geographic runs a blog called National Infographic. There ge walks us through the design process of "Billion Dollar Weather" showing early versions and explaining design decisions.
Mapbox Blog – How we built USA Today’s Election Night Maps
For the geospatially minded, Mapbox has written up an excellent explanation of their technical process for creating a maps application for USA Today.
Source – The NYT’s Visual Election Outcome Explorer
Shan Carter and Mike Bostock do a write up of their NYT published 512 Paths to the White House, my favorite visualization of the year.
Make Your Own Better Life Index
Hundreds of list posts and rankings are published every day across the Internet. Designers of “infographics” have picked up on this trend and now are creating what amount to visual lists at an alarming rate. In this sea of mediocrity and bullet points the OECD Better Life Index shines like a…