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 […]

Readers: Here is another example of excellent data visualization work from one of the winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. This one was a BRONZE award winner in the Interactive category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on the Bloomberg site. Best regards, Michael BRONZE (tied – […]

Readers: Over the next week or so, I will be posting work from various winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. This first one was an Honorable Mention in the Data Journalism category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on The Washington Post site. Best […]

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 […]

The winners of the fourth Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards have been announced. See the categories and associated winners below. Enjoy! Michael Data Visualization GOLD – Vaccines and Infectious Diseases by Dov Friedman and Tynan Debold at The Wall Street Journal SILVER – A World of Languages by Alberto Lucas Lopez, published by SCMP BRONZE – Rise […]

Readers: Happy New Year! In late November, presumed North Korean hackers targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment in an unprecedented cyber attack. This resulted in the exposure of thousands of sensitive emails from Sony executives and threats to release more if the release of the film “The Interview” wasn’t canceled. While this breach was indeed historically devastating, […]

Readers: Happy New Year! In late November, presumed North Korean hackers targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment in an unprecedented cyber attack. This resulted in the exposure of thousands of sensitive emails from Sony executives and threats to release more if the release of the film “The Interview” wasn’t canceled. While this breach was indeed historically devastating, it’s not the first successful cyber attack […]