Another turn of the year is approaching and we take some time to reflect with our classic guests Andy Kirk
and Robert Kosara
on what has happened in 2015: “What where the major trends? Big debates? Best visualizations? New tools? Etc.” We’ve even put our predictions in writing — you can read them in our transcript of this episode here
This was a great year for Data Stories, with a total of 22 episodes (our record so far!). We want to thank our fantastic collaborators Destry
for their great support with running the show, our guests for spending time talking with us, and of course all of you for listening to Data Stories!
Happy 2016! Enjoy the holidays and we’ll see you on January with a ton of new stuff from our side. Stay tuned!
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Most popular episodes
Major Trends Of 2015
- Cartograms, gridded maps (Collection of links in first item here, Hexmaps, London map, Bear map)
- Machine learning / image processing, etc. (e.g. use of satellite images)
- 3D and VR (NYT Cardboard Experiment)
- Better storytelling
- Data podcasts
- Mobile vis
Great New Visualizations
understanding neural networks through deep visualization
CONNECTED SCATTER PLOT STUDY BY HAROZ, KOSARA AND FRANCONERI
- Papers on presentation-related topics (ISOTYPE, Connected Scatterplot, Bar chart embellishments)
Notable People, Companies, Studios
Domestic Data streamers
- Bostock leaving NYT, Shan Carter, the rising star of Gregor Aisch
- Chad Skelton leaving Vancouver Sun
- Notable appointments at FT (Alan Smith OBE)
New titles coming up:
visualising data BLOG
Software / Libraries / Tools
VOYAGER VISUALIZATION TOOL DEVELOPED AT IDL FROM UW
Events and specific talks
What was your highlight?
What’s next in 2016? Wishes?
Happy New Year Everyone!