Just what defines a left or right leaning American’s politics? Information lover and self-described “left-leaning journalistic type” David McCandless set about to create an unbiased look through the lens of the left and rights world view. Thanks to sometimes heated comments and discussion on his site, we bring you version 1.5… updated with less bias than ever before! [Read more...]
David McCandless at Information Is Beautiful wanted to answer one simple summer question: just how much sunscreen should a “pale geek who burns” wear? As with many simple questions, the answer was quite complex, but thanks to David’s voracious apetite for information and his equally strong drive for making it readable, we bring you his clarifying “Sunscreen Smokescreen:” an in-depth look (without all the smokey, confusing hype) at how much sunscreen you should be smearing on this summer. Surfs up! [Read more...]
When was the last time you saw a graph get a standing ovation? The people at BBC Newsnight sat down for a conversation with David McCandless, author of both the book (and eponymous blog), Information is Beautiful, as well as Neville Brody (previously of “The Face”, and founder of the renown Research Studios) Here they discuss the history of sharing statistical information and as well as emergent methods by which information is designed and explained. We’ve come a long way since the simple pie chart.