Name Description Twitter
Prof. Stephen Boyd Davis My supervisor and Professor of Design Research at the Royal College of Art (blog – Chronographics) @stepbd
Florian Kräutli Another student of Prof. Stephen Boyd Davis, nearing completion of his PhD (blog – YYYY/MM/DD) @fkraeutli
Mike Bostok Creator of D3.js, a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data @mbostock
Edward Tufte Possibly the most influential person in the data visualisation community, produced seminal and influential books including "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" and "Beautiful Evidence" @EdwardTufte
Alberto Cairo Data journalist and author of "The Functional Art" @albertocairo
Scott Murray Software artist and educator, writer of Interactive Data Visualisation for the Web @alignedleft
David McCandless Author, data-journalist, competetive Doom player, and information designer\. Writer of "Information is Beautiful" and its accompanying website @mccandelish
Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg Producers of influential data art and now part of Google's data visualization research group @viegasf @wattenberg
Michael Friendly
Manuel Lima


D3 Resources
Site Description
D3.js JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data
Aligned Left D3 tutorials by Scott Murray
Interactive Data Visualisation for the Web Book and free interactive D3 tutorials by Scott Murray
bl.ocks (and a good video introducing it)
Big list of D3 Examples


Tool Description
Sublime text
R and R Studio (and a useful free course)
Data Wrangler


Data Sources
Source Description
Awesome Public Datasets Compilation of public data sources published to GitHub by user caesar0301
Discovery Catalogue of record descriptions for The National Archives and other UK based archives

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