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Nigel Holmes on 50 Years of Designing Infographics

Nigel Holmes on 50 Years of Designing Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Nigel Holmes is one of the first information designers to bring data visualization to a large, mainstream audience.

He worked at Time magazine from 1978 to 1994 creating “explanation graphics,” visualizations that not only presented information but also explained concepts. In 1995, he left Time to start his own illustration company and has worked with companies such as Apple, Nike, Visa, the Smithsonian, and Netflix.

He recently took the time to answer some of our questions about good and bad data visualization, how the introduction of the computer has affected illustration, and his path to becoming an artist...

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Interactive Things: Benjamin Wiederkehr on the Future of Information Visualization

Interactive Things: Benjamin Wiederkehr on the Future of Information Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it

Benjamin Wiederkehr is the managing director and a founding member of Interactive Things, a design studio based in Zurich. Interactive Things has produced work for the city of Geneva, National Geographic, and the United Nations.

He’s also a friend of ours. As part of a new, ongoing series of features on our blog, we decided to profile Ben and talk to him a bit about our industry.

We’re excited to share some of his insight on his influences, the use of small, close-knit teams, and the future of information visualization and Interactive Things...

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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 12, 2012 9:15 AM
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The value of data visualization

The value of data visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
David McCandless has the rare ability to make sense out of our world with words and images.

As a data journalist and information designer with a killer sense of humor ("My pet-hate is pie charts. Love pie. Hate pie-charts"), his talk at Social Commerce Summit Europe was a hit. We wanted more, so we put the following interview together. Enjoy!

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Insights From a LinkedIn Data Designer | Chart.io

Insights From a LinkedIn Data Designer | Chart.io | visual data | Scoop.it

Anita Lillie is a data visualization designer at LinkedIn. Before LinkedIn, she spent time at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto for the Data Insight group. Her masters thesis work at the MIT Media Lab (in the Hyperinstruments group) looks at music as data in order to create maps of music libraries.

We had the opportunity to sit down and speak with her about her work and her thoughts about the world of data visualization.

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FastCo’s Cliff Kuang on Infographics & the Infographics Industry

FastCo’s Cliff Kuang on Infographics & the Infographics Industry | visual data | Scoop.it

Cliff Kuang (@cliffkuang) is the founding editor of Fast Company’s Co.Design, the publication’s site dedicated to the discussion of the intersection between business and design. Previously, Kuang has been an editor at I.D. magazine and The Economist. His work has been featured in Wired, Popular Science, and GOOD. We recently had a chance to chat with Kuang about a subject very close to home: infographics. We talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly, as well as where the industry is headed...

 

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Data Journalist David McCandless on the Future of Data Viz

Data Journalist David McCandless on the Future of Data Viz | visual data | Scoop.it
David McCandless is a UK-based author, data journalist, and information designer who has published multiple books on data visualization.

 

His work has appeared in Wired, The Guardian, the TED Conference, as well as the New York Museum of Modern Art.

He took time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions on his influences, fields that need to embrace data visualization, and what he’ll be up to in the future...

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Stefanie Posavec on Her Obsessive Analog Data Visualization

Stefanie Posavec on Her Obsessive Analog Data Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
Inside the brain of one of today's most creative information patternists.

In the age of computational data visualization, part of what makes Posavec’s work so remarkable is that so much of it is code-free, done entirely by hand, with pencil and paper, extracting fascinating data patterns from ordinary subjects. A wonderful short film offers a rare glimpse of Posavec’s creative process and a priceless tour of the wonderland that is her mind...

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Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important

Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important | visual data | Scoop.it
Acquiring data is no longer a problem. It's everywhere, and we're already quite adept at hoarding it in databases. The issue now is making sense of all those signals and finding stories in the stream.
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