Data Visualization

Videos:

  • A Brief History of Data Visualization | Stanford [link]
  • History of Data Visualization and Telling a Story with Data | UC Berkeley Events [link]
  • 34 Data Visualization: A Brief History of Maps, Time Series, and Charts (FR) | Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) [link]

Online Articles:

  • A brief history of data visualization | Jon Hazell [link]
  • 8 fantastic examples of data storytelling | import.io [link]
  • Randy Olson here to answer all of your questions about data visualization [link]
  • Spurious Correlations [link]

Books:

  • Tukey | Exploratory Data Analysis [amazon]
  • Robin Williams | The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) [amazon]
  • Gene Zelazny | Say It with Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication [amazon]

Teaching Resources

Books about college teaching:

  • Teaching college [amazon]
  • What best college teachers do [amazon]

Article on syllabus writing:

  • Best practices in Syllabus writing: Contents of a Learner-Centered Syllabus [link]

On Designing slides and your syllabus:

  • The non-designer's design book [amazon]

Online sources:

  • Why you will fail to have a great career | Larry Smith | TedxUW [link]
  • What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger [link]
    • Notes: Two powerful teaching styles of Larry Smith and Robert Waldinger.

100+ Books I Read before I Die

(updated on July 7, 2019)

Teng on July 7, 2019

I recently learned that other PhD students experienced mid-PhD crisis as well [link]. To cope with it, some recommend to start small projects to nurture a sense of accomplishment and to see things get finished. Those small projects could be baking a cake and taking a painting class [link]. I started something similar in the end of 2017 when I was in the first semester of my third year. Other than the joy from reading and learning, compiling a list relieves some level of anxiety too.

2019:
  1. [x]a phd is not enough
  2. [x]Siddhartha
  3. [x]Teaching College
  4. [x]成事 - 冯唐
  5. [x]the non-designer’s design book, fourth edition
  6. [x]中国人在硅谷——netscreen的故事
  7. [x]不二 - 冯唐
2018: [20 books]
  1. [x]dare to lead
  2. [x]the subtle art of not giving a fuck
  3. [x]portraits of courage - George W Bush
  4. [x]Almost Interesting - David Spade
  5. [x]girl, wash your face
  6. [x]不再神圣的经济学
  7. [x]David Spade: a Polaroid guy in a snapchat world
  8. [x]book yourself solid
  9. [x]指数基金投资指南
  10. [x]how to win friends and influence people
  11. [x]番茄工作法图解
  12. [x]Nudge
  13. [x]the influential minds
  14. [x]the power of habit
  15. [x]a higher loyalty
  16. [x]the 5 second rule
  17. [x]Tig Notaro: I’m just a person
  18. [x]Lean in for Graduates: Sheryl Sandberg
  19. [x]thank you for being late
  20. [x]I can’t make this up - life lessons
2017: [3 books]
  1. [x]everybody lies
  2. [x]how to start a conversation and make friends
  3. [x]Breaking Free