Blog — September 2016

Help pick the 2016 IIB Awards winners

For the year’s most eye-sizzling, thought-provoking data visualizations & infographics, check out the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards shortlist.

Here’s the shortlist:
» Data visualization – a singular viz (maybe with some slight interaction)
» Infographic – a series of visualisations along a theme or story
» Dataviz project – a piece involving multiple viz, could be a book / site / exhibition
» Data journalism – graphics and longform copy working together
» Interactive Visualization – filtering, sorting, manipulation, exploration
» Dataviz website – the go-to place for inspiration and new work

Your vote decides the winner of our Community award and counts alongside the opinions of our 30+ expert judges. Explore the six public categories, pick the graphic or interactive you like the most, and hit the grey Vote button on the right.

Voting closes Tues 11 Oct 11:59pm PST. Winners announced Weds 2 Nov.

» Read more on the Awards site
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Longlist announced: the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

More entries than ever before in the 2016 edition of our global dataviz awards. 

Here’s the longlist:
» Data visualisation (a singular viz)
» Infographic (a series of visualisations along a theme or story)
» Dataviz project (a piece involving multiple vizzes like a book)
» Data journalism (graphics and long form copy together)
» Interactives
» Best Dataviz website

Shortlist revealed Tues 27 Sep, with a visitor vote where you can help decide who wins.

Winners will be announced London Weds 2nd Nov, sharing $30,000 in prizes.

Good luck!

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Information is Beautiful 7th Anniversary “Micro-Retro-Edition”

For just $1.99 US or £1.49 UK own a special retro Kindle edition of our first infographic book, Information is Beautiful. (published as the Visual Miscellaneum in the US)

We didn’t expect to be releasing this. It was just a funny experiment. Could we take a chunky visual feast of a book and distill it down to a series of black’n’white data pills?

So we started playing. And, to our surprise, it worked. It really worked.

After reworking and revisioning every single image of Information is Beautiful we discarded the many more complex infographics which didn’t hit home. Sniggered at the few that shouldn’t have converted, but did. Crunched them all down, enjoying the creative limits and odd charms of Kindle retro-tech.

(I love its smudgy 8-bitness. The grayscale. The way the previous screen ghosts-under and illuminates the next)

Actually this book might illuminate a key aspect of infography and data-visualization that is often forgotten. This is: concept. If the concept for your graphic is strong and clear, the information design doesn’t have to be complex or wall-sized or interactive – or even colourful. Better, small graphics can be slipped quietly into your mind on the train, on the bus, in the bath…

Wherever you end up reading this, I hope it tastes sweet.

David

Get the Kindle Edition for £1.49 UK / $1.99 US

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