Websites and Inspirational Storytelling Platforms, Datavis

The Pudding

Some of the best visual essays and journalistic storytelling visualizations, produced by Matt Daniels and his collaborative team in Brooklyn.

Washington Post Graphics

Tumblr page of the Washington Post Graphics team

The Upshot / The New York Times

Data visualization column at The New York Times

Flowing Data

Data, design, and stats blog run by Nathan Yau 

Information is beautiful

Visualization blog founded by David McCandless, sharing information graphics and visualizations of all sorts

Top web design resource

Open Source Data Visualization Building Resources

Data / Design Resources

Suggested Readings and Books, Datavis

  • Edward Tufte, Visual Explanations
  • Scott Murray, Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
  • Colin Ware, Information Visualization

Alvin’s favorite visual and data storytelling books:

  • The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics, Dona Wong | Link
  • Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud | Link
  • The Functional Art, Alberto Cairo | Link

Data Visualization Style Guidelines

Company nameURL of guidelinesCompany typeLast updated
Sunlight Foundation
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Dallas Morning News or journalism2005
The Urban Institute
MinnPost or journalism2016
BBC Audiences!/vizhome/BBCAudiencesTableauStyleGuide/Hellonews or journalism2018
IBM profit2016
Office for National Statistics
International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®)
London City Intelligence
BBC or journalism2016
Shopify profit
Opower profit2015?
Consults-IoT.Com LLPhttps://www.consults-iot.comnews or journalism
MailChimp profit
Google- Material Design profit2019
Salesforce profit2019
Cato Institute
BBC or journalism2019
Microsoft profit2017
ACI profit2019
Trafford Data Lab June 2018
Trafford Data Lab 2019
Adobe profitDecember 2019
NZZ or journalism2019-07-24
Human Managed profit2021
IBM profit
U.S. Design System
Aviva profit2021
why.It_Spaceanormalee.comFor my students (UX UI)Didn’t created it yet
Pearson profitUnknown
Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub (MCCCRH) Education/Research


Google Books (Ngram Viewer)

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