Information is Beautiful Awards – Your Chance to Vote

Some of the year’s best data-visualizations, interactives and scrollytellings have made the Information is Beautiful Awards 2018 Shortlist.  Voting is now open to decide which works will win the Community Award at our ceremony in New York on Dec 4th. Plus your vote and all other visitor clicks represent five virtual people on our panel of 45+ expert judges. Find and vote for your favourites here: » Arts, Entertainment & Culture...

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The MicrobeScope – Infectious diseases in context

A new interactive exploring the deadliness and infectiousness of the major communicable diseases. Slice, dice and zoom with the MICROBESCOPE. Plus we’re auditioning a new story engine. See just how many interactive tales we can tell with just a scatterplot! Answer: about four. » Look under the MICROBESCOPE » Explore the massive dataset underneath CREDITS Design & creative direction David McCandless | Code Omid Kashan | Research Miriam Quick, Stephanie...

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IIB Awards 2018 Longlist unleashed

Prepare for an eye-splosion: 601 of the planet’s most brilliant data visualizations & infographics Longlistees this year cover Bruce Springsteen to The Big Lebowski; cryptocurrencies to cricket, with data rendered in media as varied as drywall, marble runs & even underwear. Soak up the magnificence of these entries: The 2018 Information is Beautiful Awards Longlist: » Arts, Entertainment & Culture » Breaking News » Humanitarian » Leisure, Games & Sport » Maps, Places & Spaces » People, Language & Identity » Politics &...

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We’re Hiring: Senior Editorial Person

Senior editor/writer/journalist/creative person required to spearhead an awesome new mega project. Flexitime, remote working. Would suit a self-motivating self-starter. A rare opportunity to join our unique, independent infodesign collective. If you’re an editorial person who loves graphics, get in touch. Closing date: Fri 28th Sep 2018.   » Details

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$Trillions – What is a Trillion dollars?

Apple’s heading to a likely $trillion dollar valuation. You thought a billion was hard to conceptualise. Try imagining a trillion. Here’s a quick graphic to help. » trillions

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The Drake Equation & Seager Equation – Calculating the chance of extraterrestrial life

Are we alone in the universe? Is there life on other planets? Or has the Fermi Paradox kicked in? Tune this interactive Drake Equation calculator to reveal the current chances of intelligent alien life in the universe. And play with the lesser-known Seager Equation to calculate the chances of inhabited planets in our galactic neighbourhood. CREDITS: David McCandless,

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Lifestyle Choices vs Cancer Risk

Diet, exercise and other choices play a huge role in cancer risk. We worked with The World Cancer Research Fund to chart the latest science. » explore the interactive data-visualization

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Information is Beautiful Awards 2018

The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards is open for 2018. Thanks to our beloved sponsor, we have $25k in cash prizes to give away. 25 expert judges plus a public vote, decide who takes away the trophies. To mark our seventh year honouring the world’s most awesome information design, we present the Breaking News category – for work created to a tight deadline. enter now Professional practitioners, dataviz studios, agencies, NGOs & media pay to submit...

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Ten 3 Metre Interactive Data-Visualizations in our First Digital Exhibition

We were honoured to be invited to provide an interactive data-exhibition for the recently opened, Rem Koolhaas-designed Qatar National Library. Simultaneously a public, academic and research library, QNL is a beautiful, light-drenched arena dedicated to knowledge and information from all cultures and all ages. We created ten interactive data-visualizations to run on a series of 3-metre touchscreen totems, two-sided, one face in English, the other Arabic. The exhibition is a...

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Who Owns Spotify? The Spotify Billionaires.

Spotify edges closer to a float on the stock market with a valuation of between $6-$20 billion. Who will most likely be receiving a slice of the cash windfall? Our best estimates and guesses – visualized. No surprises that the big four record-companies may own as much as 16% of Spotify, meaning a potential payout of up to $650 million. Which they will no doubt immediately share with all the...

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