Welcome to episode 1 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design.
In this episode I am delighted to welcome Anna Wiederkehr, Senior Visual Journalist at FiveThirtyEight, based in the US.
Anna shared the design story behind FiveThirtyEight's flagship US Election Forecast visualisation.
As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Anna's workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.
** Despite my introduction saying this is season 1, it is definitely season 2! **
Explore Explain is a data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. The series is based on long-form conversations with visualisation designers, visual journalists, and developers. Each episode explores the design story behind their visualisation work and invites them to explain their design process. The purpose of the series is to share insights on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works made by some of the best talents in this field.
Audiences will gain an appreciation of the what, the why and the how, learning about the hidden problems and challenges, the breakthroughs and the eureka moments, the pressures and frustrations, the things that were done and the things that were not done, as well as the successes and the failures.
Each season comprises nine episodes and will cover a diverse cast of talented practitioners from across the field and around the world, showcasing the fullest spectrum of different visualisation techniques and subjects.
Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, enriched by detailed visuals that illuminate the discussions. Visit the Youtube channel to watch the recordings.
For latest updates about new episodes and future schedules, follow the Explore Explain twitter feed.
Explore Explain is a Bethany Andrew production.