Based on a *True* True Story?
Visually explore your favourite “based on a true story” movies, scene-by-scene, beat-by-beat and test their veracity on a data level.
The Big Short. The Imitation Game. The Kings Speech. Which film is the most true? Which takes the most liberties? You might be surprised / appalled by the answer. We were.
» Check out the interactive visualization
Information is Beautiful’s Most Popular Dataviz of 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, have a dataviz reminisce with our most popular pieces this year.
Common MythConceptions – updated & interactive
World’s Most Contagious Falsehoods debunked. Now filterable with new myths.
Inter-Mental – possible psycho-emotional disorders caused by tech
Our interactive ‘charticle’ classifies conditions from Contentstipation to Infogestion.
The Internet of Things – a Primer
Over 26 billion things – cars, coffee machines, cows – may be connected to the net
» Play with our interactive dataviz tour of the IoT
Revealed: A Hidden Taxonomy Behind Hipster Coffeee Shop Names
As trendy coffee shops spring up in every neighbourhood across the galaxy, we visualize a hidden pattern behind coffee shop names. Well, in LDN anyway.
How IIB founder David McCandless turns data into art
David’s nerdcore fascination with Excel is captured in this microfilm about his work and process.
What is Meditation / Mindfulness Good For?
The latest scientific research on the efficacy of these ancient practices in one visual.
The Best Visualizations & Infographics of 2015
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrates the finest work from around the world.
» Discover the winners who share in $30k of prize money
» Explore the Shortlist and the Longlist
Now booking for 2016: Workshops are Beautiful London
David McCandless shares his dataviz method & process in central London on Tues 26 Jan & Thurs 28 Apr. A unique combo of lecture and hands-on exercises, followed by a chance to mingle with David and other guests.
» Find out why Workshops are Beautiful
The perfect gift: Information is Beautiful & Knowledge is Beautiful
Give your friends the gift of dataviz with David McCandless’s new book Knowledge is Beautiful (“Mindblowing” – The Guardian) or the original Information is Beautiful.
» Buy Knowledge is Beautiful [US] [UK]
» Order The Visual Miscellaneum [US] / Information is Beautiful [UK]
Winners: Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2015
This year’s Information is Beautiful Awards is a treasure trove of outstanding dataviz. Thanks to our esteemed sponsor Kantar for supporting creativity in information design, providing $30k in prizes to the winners below.
Global Warming Solutions Currently On the Table
The latest climate talks start in Paris on 30th Nov. Here’s a little visual primer interpreting the feasibility of the various geo-engineering “solutions” to “mitigate” or “ease” global warming over the next century.
» See the data (includes bonus data on alternative energy sources)
» See the Royal Society study
» This is an updated image from my book, Knowledge is Beautiful.
» See all our climate-related visualizatons & graphics
Vote for your Favourite Dataviz of the Year
Here’s the shortlist for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Some of the most striking, innovative and beautiful dataviz work of 2015.
Browse the categories, choose your favourite entry in each, and hit the Vote button.
The visitor vote represents 5 virtual jurors on our 30+ judging panel. Plus a special Community award. So your truly vote counts.
Voting closes Fri 27 Nov 23:59 PST. Winners announced 2nd Dec. More instructions here.
Who Old Are You?
Career highs. Creative Zeniths. Big life moments. Average ages. Compare yourself to the peaks and troughs of the talented and famous…
» Who Old Are You?