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Data Visualization: Tutorials & Resources

Tutorials

 

Books & eBooks

Below are some books and eBooks available in the library's collection. Click the book cover image or book title to be re-directed to the page to check that resource out.

Journalism

Below are some resources for data visualization in news and journalism.

  • Check out Storybench from Northeastern University's School of Journalism.
  • Consider joining the NICAR-L mailing list for data journalists.
    The list is run by the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR), a project run by the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization. You can learn more about NICAR and IRE here. NICAR also offers training resources through its NICAR-LEARN program.
  • Seek inspiration from current data journalists' work:
    Graphic Detail The Economist's blog sharing their visual work.
    FiveThirtyEight​ A digital publication focusing on politics, economics, and sports, that frequently uses data visualization.
    The Nerd Blog ProPublica's behind-the-scenes blog for data journalists.
    @WSJGraphics The Wall Street Journal's Twitter feed for their graphics team.
    @nytGraphics The New York Times' Twitter feed for their graphics team.
    @postgraphics The Washington Post's Twitter feed for their graphics team.
    @BBGVisualData Bloomberg's Twitter feed for their graphics team.
    @BBCNewsGraphics BBC News' Twitter feed for their graphics team.
  • Check out DataJournalism.com

    DataJournalism.com is a project run by the European Journalism Centre to provide free educational resources to data journalists. In particular, they are known for publishing digital "Data Journalism Handbooks" that can be read for free.

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Science and Engineering

Below are some resources for data visualization in science and engineering.

Business

Below are some resources for data visualization in business.

 

Hand-Drawn

Below are some resources for hand-drawn data visualization.

  • Check out Ann Emery's guide on "How to Sketch, Doodle, and Draw Data Visualization Drafts by Hand"
  • Seek inspiration from current practitioners' work:
    Dear Data A famous project conducted by designers Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec in which they exchanged data visualizations about their lives, written on postcards.
    @Mona Chalabi A data journalist and illustrator who creates hand-drawn visualizations.
    @catmule The work of Catherine Madden.
    Carl Richards The work of Carl Richard from the New York Times.
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