Data visualization activities for kids

Nightingale has a kid’s section with printable visualization activities. Get the kids started early while they absorb information like a sponge. Tags: kids, Nightingale

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✚ Dot Patterns – The Process 157

Welcome to issue #157 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m admiring how dots can be used to show both high granularity and overall patterns. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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Humorous charts to organize thoughts

When I’m feeling confused about what’s going on around me, I gravitate towards making charts, so Michelle Rial’s book of charts, Maybe This Will Help: How to Feel Better When Things Stay the Same, resonates. It’s available for pre-order. Tags: book, humor, Michelle Rial

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Beautiful News, a book charting the good things in the world

From David McCandless and team, who you might know from such books as Information is Beautiful and Knowledge is Beautiful has a new book on Beautiful News: Inspired by our ongoing Beautiful News project, the book surfaces and visualises the amazing, beautiful, positive things *still* happening in the world. Things we can’t always see because we’re fixated on the negativity of the news. As per our previous books, this one...

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Black neighborhoods split by highways

Rachael Dottle, Laura Bliss and Pablo Robles for Bloomberg on how urban highways often split communities: By the 1960s, the neighborhood’s business core was gone, replaced by newly constructed Interstate 94. Homes that had been a short walk to the shops now overlooked a six-lane highway shuttling commuters between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Homes and businesses were seized and destroyed under eminent domain. The neighborhood was...

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Where Americans Live

Everyone gets a dot. You get a dot. And you get a dot. And you.Read More

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Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated

The CDC released a chart that shows case, hospitalization, and death rates for fully vaccinated (blue) against not fully vaccinated (black). As you might expect, the rates for the fully vaccinated are much lower, especially for hospitalizations and deaths. Tags: CDC, coronavirus, unvaccinated, vaccination

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How the demographics of your neighborhood changed

The San Francisco Chronicle compares demographics in your neighborhood in 2020 against 2010. It’s a straightforward app that lets you enter an address (not just in California) and it shows you the changes at several geographic levels. I like how snappy it is when you enter an address. Tags: census, demographics, San Francisco Chronicle

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Data recorded in fabric quilt

Kim Moran-Jones quilted temperature minima and maxima in the UK, along with Covid-19 deaths on the perimeter in grayscale. Data and the physical fit well together. Tags: coronavirus, Kim Moran-Jones, physical, quilt

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✚ Chart Types or Visual Encodings – The Process 156

Welcome to issue #156 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members about how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m wondering if I were to start to learn visualization from the beginning, would I focus more on chart types or visual encodings? Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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