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Last Call! Entries For Our $40K Dataviz Challenge

Sketch! Design! Code! Your interpretation of our datasets could win prizes of up to $25,000. Enter by: Tues 15th Jan 11:59 AST There’s also a special hand-drawn ‘napkin’ category for non-designers and those who like it tactile. We’re proud to announce a lovely panel of judges to celebrate your work: : Stefanie Posavec of Dear Data fame : Prof. Alberto Cairo, author of The Truthful Art & The Functional Art...

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Our Favourite DataViz Work of 2018

Here are some of our best visualizations of the past twelve months. Our first exhibition took place at the recently opened, Rem Koolhaas-designed Qatar National Library. We created ten interactive data-visualizations on a series of three-metre touchscreen totems, one face in English, the other Arabic. Subjects included the history of civilisation, Middle-Eastern science, and a timeline of the Far Future. So just some small topics! And we learned that data...

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Announcing the World Data Visualization Prize – A $40K Dataviz Challenge

We’re launching a dataviz challenge in partnership with the World Government Summit. (A little something to keep your creative neurons firing over the holidays.) The focus is how governments are improving citizens’ lives – via environment, happiness, technology or other areas of support. We’re supplying the datasets and themes. You provide data-visualizations that tell a story or reveal something interesting about the data. Winning works receive cash prizes of up...

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World’s Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks [UPDATED]

Another week, another three data breaches. Track the biggest and most notable of the last ten years in one interactive dataviz. » See the graphic » Check the data Generated by our forthcoming VizSweet software.  

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Raise a glass to the planet’s most stellar data visuals of 2018

Massive congratulations to the innovative, imaginative & intrepid winners of 2018’s global Information is Beautiful Awards – a celebration of the world’s best data-visualisations and infographics. Trimming down 100 world-class shortlistees to a handful of exceptional winners was a fierce challenge for our panel of expert judges & community voters. Given such unrivalled ambition & scope – graphic novels, mosaics, even play-doh – this year’s  accolades, trophies and $30k in cash prizes (courtesy of beloved...

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What is Medical Marijuana & CBD Actually Effective For?

The latest science and research visualized. Only human trials. No animal or cell studies. » See the interactive graphic » Explore the data

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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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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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