Manuel Lima, Visual Complexity, http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/ .
This site is a resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. Lima is author of Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information (2011), The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge (2014), and The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge (2017).
Nathan Yau, FlowingData, http://flowingdata.com/ .
This site explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data and ourselves.
David McCandless, Information is Beautiful, https://informationisbeautiful.net/ .
This site is dedicated to helping you make clearer, more informed decisions about the world. All visualizations are based on facts & data: constantly updated, revised & revisioned.
Martin Watterman, Data Visualization: Art, Media, Science, http://www.bewitched.com/
This is the man who said, “Visualization is a gateway drug to statistics.” Watterman is a co-leader of Google's "Big Picture" data visualization group, part of the Google Brain team.
Edward Tufte’s tribute to Megan Jaegerman. https://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0002w4
Jaegerman worked at the New York Times from 1990 to 1998.
WTF Visualizations. http://viz.wtf/ . This site is full of visualizations that make no sense.
Requires More Digging
Robert Kosara, Eager Eyes. https://eagereyes.org/section/basics.
Robert Kosara’s place to reflect on the world of information visualization and visual communication of data.
FiveThirtyEight, https://fivethirtyeight.com/ ,
Contains data visualizations of subjects in politics, culture, sports, science and health.
Jer Thorp, https://www.jerthorp.com/ .
Thorp is an artist, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is best known for designing the algorithm to place the nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. Jer was the New York Times' first Data Artist in Residence, is a National Geographic Explorer, and in 2017 and 2018 served as the Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress. Jer is one of the world's foremost data artists, and is a leading voice for the ethical use of big data.
How Magazine http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/design-inspiration/
Ccontains lots of ideas for designers, plus careers, tools, videos, and more.
Heer, Jeffrey, Michael Bostock, and Vadim Ogievetsky. “A Tour through the Visualization Zoo:
A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure.” Graphics 8, no. 5 (2010). https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1805128
Good summary of types of visualizations.
Visualization Universe, http://visualizationuniverse.com/
Contains Charts, Books, and Tools.
Excellent graphical depiction of chart typologies.
Select Reading List
All authors listed have websites.
Katy Börner (2010) Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know
Katy Börner (2015) Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map
Katy Börner and David Polley (2014) Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data
Alberto Cairo (2013) The Functional Art
Stephanie D. H. Evergreen (2017) Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data
Andy Kirk (2016) Data Visualization: A Handbook for Data Driven Design
Manuel Lima (2011) Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
Manuel Lima (2014) The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
Manuel Lima (2017) The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge
David McCandless (2009) Information is Beautiful
David McCandless (2014) Knowledge is Beautiful
Isabel Meirelles (2013) Design for Information
Edward Tufte (1990) Envisioning Information
Edward Tufte (1997) Visual Explanations
Edward Tufte (2001) The Visual Display of Quantitative Information