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Learn to Do Dataviz in Your Pyjamas!

Due to current world events and popular demand, we’ve moved all our training events to interactive online seminars. For the first time, you can learn our concept-driven approach to data-visualisation and infographics creation – online. https://informationisbeautiful.net/workshops/ The training format we use actually lends itself very well to a virtual set up. IIB founder & author David McCandless (er, myself) will present live, screen-share and take host discussions with participants around...

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40+ Coronavirus Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

A round-up of the most contagious falsehoods circulating in the population. Let us know if we missed any! » See the graphic » Check the sources

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Infographic Data Pack

We made an infographic of the best COVID-19 / Coronavirus charts floating around, plus some of our own – all with the latest data We’ll plan to keep it updated every few days. » See the graphic » Explore the Data: bit.ly/COVID19-DATA related » Look at all infectious diseases in context under the Microbescope » Mountains out of molehills: a timeline of media-inflamed fears » Our response to the 2009...

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Learn a concept-driven approach to data-visualization & data story-telling

San Francisco. Canada. London. Details on our 2020 trainings. » San Francisco Wed 19th Feb A few tickets left for a rare intimate workshop with IIB founder, David McCandless. (link) » Canada April Announcing dates soon for Toronto, Montreal & Ottawa. Join the notify list. » London Tue May 5th New date added. Other days sold out. (link) What’s it about? Discover how we produce popular projects like Beautiful News...

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100 Days of Beautiful News

Happy Birthday Beautiful News! We’ve just published the 100th graphic in our project celebrating good news, positive trends, uplifting statistics and facts. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a few uplifting statistics about the Beautiful News project itself. We’ve published 12 Clean Energy graphics, 5 on Conflict & Crime, 17 on Eco & Climate, 28 on Health, 7 on Nature & Animals, 15 on Quality of Life, 7 on Society & Community,...

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Make 2020 The Year You Learn Dataviz

Enjoy our visualization work? Seen our interactives? Loving Beautiful News? Tickets are selling fast for our London workshop on 14 January 2020. David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his concept-driven process and method for creating successful, impactful and memorable dataviz and infographics. Participants have described our workshops as “awesome”, and “amazing” (check out more attendee feedback). We’ll also be in Canada in April 2020. Sign...

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£Billions UK Pounds Visualized

UK election time and all parties, as per usual, are blasting £BILLIONS into the headlines. Here’s some fresh visualized context for those numbers. Created by @vizsweet. » See the visualisation » See the data

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Seaweed: Food, Fertilizer, Feed & Fuel

Fast-growing kelp forests can deliver biofuels, biofertilizer, animal feed additives, and even tasty, nutritious food – while sucking carbon out of the atmosphere in the process. To create this all-encompassing explainer on the benefits of seaweed, we spoke to scientific experts and reviewed all of the latest reports and research. » Check out our findings » See the data

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A sneak peek of our new project: Beautiful News

We’ve just quietly launched something. It’s called Beautiful News. It surfaces and visualises all the amazing things happening in the world. The things we don’t see because we’re fixated on the drama and horror of the news. It’s been a year in the making – research, visualisation and design. And it will gently unfold over this coming year – a chart a day. Stay tuned on your preferred channel: Email,...

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The World’s Largest and Most Notable Energy Sources

What’s the world’s largest power plant? How does solar compare to nuclear, coal and gas? How much of the world’s renewable energy potential are we using? Understanding the world’s energy systems isn’t easy, so we’ve made it a little simpler with this ranking of the world’s biggest and most notable power plants. » Power through to the graphic » See the data

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