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Interactive Inspiration: the Information is Beautiful Awards 2013

Interactive Inspiration: the Information is Beautiful Awards 2013 | visual data | Scoop.it

A data visualization challenge has released the longlist of selected projects: the Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards, set up in 2012 by journalist David McCandless, in collaboration with Aziz Kami, Creative Director at Kantar.

In this second edition, there were 5 categories (data visualization, Interactive, motion graphics, Infographics and tools) and we decided to dedicate this edition of Interactive Inspiration to some of the projects selected precisely in the Interactive category...


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Visualization Trends from the Inaugural 'Information is Beautiful' Awards

Visualization Trends from the Inaugural 'Information is Beautiful' Awards | visual data | Scoop.it
David McCandless, founder of popular data visualization website Information is Beautiful, has decided to divvy out a $30,000 cash money dollar pot to the winners of the inaugural Information is Beautiful awards.

The awards provide a great idea of how the world of visualization is evolving. Writes McCandless: “…with much toil and heartache, we managed to boil down each of the six categories to a shortlist of the best, most representative, most emblematic and most excellent work.”

 

The categories are:

-Data visualization – A singular visualisation of data or information.
-Infographic – Using multiple data visualisations in service to a theme or story
-Interactive visualization – Any viz where you can dynamically filter or explore the data.
-Data journalism – A combination of text and visualizations in a journalistic format.
-Motion infographic – Moving and animated visualizations along a theme or story.
-Tool or website – Online tools & apps to aid datavizzing.

 

Visit the complete article for more about these categories, as well as links to the shortlisted projects and visualizations...

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2012 Winners of the Information is Beautiful awards

2012 Winners of the Information is Beautiful awards | visual data | Scoop.it

On September 27th, the world's best examples of visually stunning information was recognized at the inaugural Information is Beautiful awards.

The event, held at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, awarded designers from all over the world in a variety of categories, including data visualisation, infographics and data journalism.

When David McCandless, author, data journalist and founder of the IIB data-visualisation studio, announced in early 2012 that IIB was looking for award applicants, he was inundated with over 1,000 entries.

"I've just been amazed by the sheer quality of the creative work submitted to the awards from around the world," McCandless told Wired.co.uk. "There are a number of criteria we look for when judging these awards. Not only do they have to have the right visual quality and be easily understood, they have to have that invisible element of story telling as well."


Read the complete article for a closer look at all the winners, selected by a panel of judges including musician and visual artist Brian Eno, senior curator of the Museum of Modern Art Paola Antonelli, BrainPickings.org editor Maria Popova and Guardian Datablog editor Simon Rogers.

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