Web Design & Data Viz

Bookmarks

A list of websites, podcasts, videos, conferences, resources and some miscellany that helps me keep creatively juiced.   


Curators / Creators / Community Leaders

Design Indaba // A online publication & annual conference committed to a better world through creativity.

Colossal // The bee's knees of creative blogs, Colossal covers art, design, and visual Culture

Good Magazine // "A magazine for the global citizen," GOOD produces quality content and is impeccably designed. Their Infographics section is full of great examples of interactive storytelling.

Underconsideration // "A graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients." My favourite from them is Brand New, exhibiting the best in brand and identity work.

AIGA Design Archives // "The archives of AIGA serve to identify, preserve and make available records of enduring value."

Artsy // Their mission is to "make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection."
Pretty great, right? 

Fast Co.Design // Highlights from the design world, showcasing innovative work and headlines.

Physical Visualizations // "A chronological list of physical visualizations and related artifacts," maintained by Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen." 

Visualizing.org // "A community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design." Some good, some great, some mediocre, this site is full of user-generated visualizations for inspiration or critique...


Listen

Podcasts! Podcasts! Podcasts! 

Data Stories // with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner
Reply All // A [funny, facinating, relevant] show about the Internet
99% Invisible // "A tiny radio show about design" hosted by Roman Mars
Intelligence² US // Oxford-style debates live from New York City
This American Life // Storytelling at it's finest
Radio Lab // A must-listen for designers is their episode on colour
The New Disruptors // Informative and inspirational interviews with creators about connecting with audiences.

Also...

You Are Listening To // Perfect for ambient while-you-work noise, this site mixes music with live police radio broadcasts from different cities in North America. My favourite is out of Montreal for that irresistible French factor. Yup, you just have to check it out.


Watch

Designers: Watch // A list of the "Must-See Documentaries for Designers & Artists" with links to where you can watch them.

Creative Mornings // or creative anytime with their global network of talks being superbly documented and free to view online. 

Mike Bostock - Design is a Search Problem.

Mike's talk from Open Vis Conf 2014 on design processes at the New York Times.

I could really post all of the talks from Open Vis Conf 2014 here. But luckily Beaucoup has already done that somewhere else.


Attend

Suggestions from great past experiences.


Read

Manual Lima's books // Visual Complexity and Book of Trees, as well as his blog visualcomplexity.org

Who Gives The Best Info? A Short History Of Information Design // An important article by Paula Scher

The Art of Resilience the Resilience of Art // "A paper on the contribution of art and culture to urban resilience and livability"

Speculative Everything // "design as a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures."

Model View Culture // an independent publication of original work covering technology, culture and diversity.


Resources

New Old Stock // A collection of historical photographs now in the public domain.  

Codrops // Often referred to inspiration and tutorials for creative web projects.

Canva Design School // Great articles, tutorials, and teaching tools from an Australian based company.