Information is Beautiful

(McCandless, 2016)

David McCandless is an independent data journalist, information designer and the founder of the visual blog, ‘Information is Beautiful’. According to his blog, McCandless’ passion is visualising information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words, and this blog is a wonderful representation of this.


Carbon Visuals

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(“Carbon Visuals”, 2016)

Carbon Visual’s core expertise is creating scientifically accurate volumetric images that help individual’s make sense of data. Through 3D images, film and animation, their interactive tools and app correlate to engage and question sectors from business, local campaigns to the UN. They believe they are data visualises – with a difference!



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(“FFunction – Visuals for the information age”, 2015)

FFunction integrates a variety of ways to visualise data and engage their audiences. They believe in this age data, facts, figures and opinions are easier then ever to collect, however, sorting through it all is the biggest challenge. FFunction’s diverse designs, use of navigation, customisation and seamless interactivity is truly inspiring.



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(Yau, 2016)

FlowingData explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, exploring visualisation to explore and understand data and ourselves. With a PhD in statistics, Nathan Yau is the writer for FlowingData. Yau focuses on data for non-professionals, information design and self-surveillance and aims to make data available to those who are and aren’t necessarily data experts.


Storytelling with Data

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(Knaflic, 2016)

With a desire to turn data into pictures and story, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic created the blog, ‘Storytelling with Data’. Knaflic’s aim is to help organisations and individual’s become more effective data storytellers through custom and public workshops. In addition, this blog aims to teach storytelling with data and practical tips with a goal to bring data to life and communicate a story to an audience with an ease of interpretation.


Visualising Data

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(“Home – Visualising Data”, 2016)

Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist: A design consultant, training provider, author, speaker and researcher and editor His website explores a range of resources, references, training, services and details of his new book, ‘Data Visualisation – A handbook for data driven design’, which was released July 2016.


Data Visualisation Can Save The World

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(“Data Visualisation Can Save the World | Wes O’Donnell | TEDxMuskegon”, 2016)

Wes O’Donnell is a professor of Predictive Analytics at Baker College, a small business owner and the host and executive producer of “Our American Legacy”. In this TEDx talk, O’Donnell discusses how our brains absorb visual information and by making information beautiful, maybe be the key to living healthier and wealthier and just maybe, save the world.



(“Visual Analysis Best Practices”, 2016)

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data as well as help anyone to quickly analyse, visualise and share information. More than 46,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites.



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