data visualization

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Just a few updates on some data visualization work I’ve either been taking in or working on:



  • I really enjoyed this data analysis by Quartz based on Google’s Quick, Draw! dataset. The analysis identifies how people from around the world draw a circle, and infer what it says about the drawer.
  • As usual, the New York Times has a powerful scrollytelling piece about migrants feeling Libya.


  • I recently watched Mike Bostock’s Open Viz keynote about and can highly recommend it. It’s an interesting take on code editing and programming experiences. If you’re new to D3.js, it’s an exciting time to be getting involved. If you’re already experienced in D3.js, it’s exciting to see the changes that have come or are coming.


Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.