Meera Umasankar Bio Being born and brought up in India, I’ve always wanted to meet people from different countries and enjoy being around people with different culture. That’s when I was lucky enough to land in Middlesex university, London with a scholarship for my undergraduate on Computer Networking. It was an awesome 3 years of […]

Information is Beautiful Awards – Your Chance to Vote Readers: Some of the year’s best data-visualizations, interactives and scrollytellings have made the Information is Beautiful Awards 2018 Shortlist. The last day you can vote is this Friday, October 19th. The winners will win the Community Award at their ceremony in New York on Dec 4th. Your […]

James Round (photo, above) is a graphic designer and illustrator based in London who has created beautiful, award winning work for companies like Facebook and BAFTA. James loves to create beautiful printed products, engaging data visualizations, rich illustrations and clean digital experiences that surprise and delight people. Today, I am showcasing Mr. Round’s infographic exploring 228 years […]

Readers: Today, I am blogging my one-on-one discussion with Sarah Bartlett. Tableau Community Spotlight: An Interview with Sarah Bartlett Sarah Bartlett – Biography Sarah Bartlett works as a Data Visualisation Consultant in London, helping clients to visualize their data and answer business questions using Tableau. After working in data analysis and reporting for almost a decade, Sarah […]

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 […]

Apollo A visual history of every manned Apollo flight, charting one of mankind’s greatest achievements all the way from Kennedy’s ‘We choose to go to the Moon’ speech to Armstrong’s ‘One Small Step’ and beyond. Mr. Button’s goal was to create something with a rich tactile nature that was a beautiful object in its own […]

    Cats without a home by Russell Spangler These beautiful cats are threatened by growing human populations, loss of habitat, illegal hunting (of both tigers and their prey species) and expanded trade in tiger parts used as traditional medicines. Credits Russell Spangler   Award Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 Categories Humanitarian / Global […]

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. 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 […]