Source: McCandless, David, Best in Show – What’s the best Dog Breed, According to Data?, information is beautiful.net, https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/best-in-show-whats-the-top-data-dog/?utm_content=buffer26a04&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. Below is a screenshot of a visualization from David McCandless’ book, Knowledge is Beautiful David examined data on intelligence, longevity, genetic ailments and other markers to create a “data-score” and then plotted it against public popularity of various breeds, […]

Readers: Tomorrow, I will discuss the Kantar Information is Beautiful Award winners. Today, however, I would like to share with you a visualization from David McCandless (photo, right), spiritual leader for Information is Beautiful. David is a writer, designer, creative director and artist living in London. He founded Information is Beautiful, as well as the […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. Below is more detail on this entry. I also added some commentary on some tests I ran using these fonts in a Microsoft Word 2016 document. Best regards, Michael AtF Spark – Code-free Sparkline Typeface by After […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. Below is more detail on this entry. I also adding some context about the concept of what a Triple Play is after the dataviz screenshots. Best regards, Michael Triple Play Art by Tresta Inc A visualization of […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. This entry was very powerful, engaging and chronicles the plight of Syrian refugees looking for new places to live in Europe, only to be “fenced out.” Below is more detail on this entry. Best regards, Michael […]

Readers: The shortlist for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 were announced Thursday 19 October. Celebrating global excellence in data visualization, infographics and information design, the Awards give $20,000 across eight new subject-based categories in 2017. From gender and cyberbulling to global issues of terror, migration and climate change, graphics cut through accusations of […]

The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards return for their sixth year to celebrate the world’s best data visualizations, infographics, interactives and information art. The Awards, founded as a collaboration between data journalist David McCandless, author of Information is Beautiful, and Kantar, highlight the role of infographics & data visualization in uncovering insights and increasing understanding […]

Readers: David McCandless and the great folks at Information is Beautiful have created another great interactive infographic. Their new interactive infographic, Mavericks & Heretics, visualizes the maverick scientists who heretical ideas were proven correct…eventually. Some were even beaten or killed for proposing these ideas and thoughts to open society. In this troubling times of “Fake […]

David McCandless and Information Is Beautiful just published their latest infographic, Codebases: Millions of Lines of Code. This infographic depicts the numbers of lines of codes involved in creating some of the most popular modern applications and programs. Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone […]

Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. Their 2016 winners were announced at a ceremony in London last Wednesday, celebrating the most beautiful dataviz around. How it’s possible The Awards were set up in 2012 by David McCandless, journalist and datavisualizer of […]