One of the several reasons we say data visualization is a field on the rise is the amount of news, articles and events that are published on the Internet week after week. Either talking about data journalism, infographics, business analytics (yes, including he ‘Big Data” buzz) or information design, this content is spread out in the web, making it hard to keep up with – even if you’re following Andy Kirk’s Best of the visualisation web, one of the few prime data visualization news/articles round-ups out there.
We decided to try to help out in this task with this new weekly column. Data Viz News is the space where we’ll be taking a look at what happened in the data visualization field, with links to news, blog posts and articles published sometime in the previous week. Please note that we’ll be leaving out visualization projects that are already being featured on other columns, like Interactive Inspiration or This is Visual Journalism.
As always, this is a collaborative space, opened to submissions by our readers. So, if you have any links to suggest, just drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook, or if you prefer, leave a comment below.
Here are the first of many data visualization links to come:
A group of over 30 Brazilian journalists and students, coordinated by Brazil’s leading investigative journalism network, Abraji, with the support of the European Journalism Centre (EJC), are translating The Data Journalism Handbook into Portuguese.
The new round came from previous investors, such as SoftTech VC, 500 Startups, and Giza Venture Capital, as well as strategic investors that include Yammer chief product officer James Patterson and several top executives from the advertising industry that will help the company build out its presence in New York City.
Tableau plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DATA.” Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters for the deal.
Guardian Books and Faber are co-publishing an interactive e-book, Facts are Sacred, the first time Guardian Books has published using Apple’s iBooks Author software.
The “truth and beauty operator” Moritz Stefaner alerts against the hype around Storytelling in data visualization.
The first post by Alberto Cairo of a series of monthly articles about infographics and visualization for Peachpit Press.
A couple of self-described frustrated jocks teamed up more than a decade ago to produce a model for predicting which college basketball teams would make it to the NCAA Tournament.
New Yorker’s Gary Marcus talks about the rise of Big Data in the last five years, and its impact across all sectors of our society.
Thamina Christensen‘s overview of the three days of BI and analytics at Gartner’s Summit in Grapevine, TX.
Kim Rees, co-founder of Periscopic, talks about good data visualization and the company’s history.
We released a very interesting interview with the Portuguese Manuel Lima this week, in which he talks about Visual Complexity and the future of data visualization.
Some useful visualization libraries, charts and diagrams so that you can speed up the process of locating certain data through the collected information.
A brand new section of the news portal dedicated to all things Big Data related.
A review of three tools to help journalists deal with information stored in databases, by data journalist David Weisz.
Next week’s Data Viz events
Data Visualization Summit (11-12 April)
With 25+ Industry Speakers & 150+ delegates, this event brings together the world’s leaders in the industry. It will happen in San Francisco. More info here.
International Symposium on Online Journalism (19-20 April)
The 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism will be held in the auditorium at the Blanton Museum of Art on The University of Texas at Austin campus. More details here.
SEE #8 (20 April)
For eight years in a row the see conference has been gathering the most creative people and exciting ideas on the topic of information visualization. It will be held in Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany. Details here.