Warning: This is a long post that contains a ton of images and links!
I am speaking at the December Meetup for Data Viz DC, a subgroup of the DC Data Community. (wow, three links already!). In my talk, I reference many inspiring artists, practitioners, and articles from around the world. I expect people to ask for a copy of the slides and my references, so this post is the answer that question. For the rest of this post I'll just follow the sequence of my talk and some of the "slides". The complete deck will be posted once I've had time to figure out where the best place to do that is.
Part 1: Visualizing my story
To start out, I share a visualization of my own journey.
- Jessica Hagy (index card visualizations)
- Melanie Feliciano (from DC Night Owls meet ups)
- Skillshare class (commute visualizations on project page)
- Compelling class project
- Other Hand Drawn Data Visualizations on Pinterest
- Carl Richards NYT financial napkin charts
Part 2: The group participates
To wrap up the intro, I challenge the group to create their own hand-drawn illustration. The best two will win prizes, chosen via a contest on Twitter.
- All of the tweets from the meetup (winners and link to hashtag TBD)
- The prize book: 100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson
- The other prize
Part 3: Five Things from Catmule
The main part of my talk is around sharing five things about design, drawing, data, and digital. For each of the five things, I answer the questions What is it? What should I do about it? and Where can I learn more?
1. Design Thinking is everywhere (even for data!)
- Article about the spectrum from Andy Cotgreave of Tableau
- Functionality or Beauty? Books to Help You Choose (another Cotgreave post)
- Robert Kosara's Visual Storytelling in an Age of Data webinar
3. Data viz dogmatism
- Shut Up about the Y Axis video from Vox
- The Rules to Breaking the Rules (Fast Company)
- What is the best response to bad practices? (Stephen Few vs. David McCandless)
- Backlash Against Data Dogmatism (Ben Jones post on Data Remixed)
- Best books for the fundamentals (same link to Cotgreave article above)
- Data + Design by Trina Chiasson
4. Define what "Insight" means to you