This is, indeed, an amazing book! The book doesn't put its strongest forward, and the first graphic is hard to understand. » see the graphic. Certain pages definitely struck my interest more than others. Our mission. Still, very. Then, some "images" really ARE just typed lists ("Loevinger's Stages of Self Development", "Internet Virals"). The GROW Observatory is a European-wide project … Full of miscellany facts and told in a visual and colorful format, this was truly engaging. It's got some fun facts and graphics. It is not only to fulfil the duties that you need to finish in deadline time. Many of the pages are based on subjective perceptions of Mr. McCandless - as an example, delineating on a picture of the highest grossing films out of Hollywood a line marked "Worth Watching" where Mr. McCandless decided which films were worth viewing. It also have several factual errors for a book that is this new. Unfortunately, this book is VERY British which looses something in the translation as I am sure you will find out when reading. 1625 Ratings. Information is Beautiful Data visualization, information design, concept mapping by award-winning infographic artist David McCandless. Some are quite brilliant in their importance and clarity (Peters Projection map, Kyoto targets), some are rather pointless on subject matter (Spiral Dynamics, The Book of Me, Interesting Colours, Map of the Internet... although it does look quite beautiful. Some pages are devoted to talking about interesting colours, how to make different drinks, or popular popular children's names. That data is sucked into vast databases that are then used to sell you even more stuff. Explore the Winners, Shortlist and Longlist for 2017. 'Shifting Gears’ resulted from a classroom project based on … (2012 edition) A very eclectic, varied kind of book, with unusual graphs and diagrams intended to better explain a variety of subjects. Sadly my edition had at least a dozen major printing errors which rather detracted from the reading experience. David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations and infographics. Our mission. We live in a sea of data -- and visualizations can help us understand the movement of individual waves. The Visual Miscellaneum book is colorful and whimsical. The most serious fault that I can level at McCandless's "Information is Beautiful" is that is has almost single handedly given rise to the infographic obsession that means that you can hardly go online without encountering some designer's view of information that is all style and little substance. Facts, statistics, issues, theories, relationships, numbers, words - there is just too much information in the world. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it … Some were stated clearly enough that I understood what biases might be inherent in them, but others I would have to look up online, and I'm too lazy when I have the book right here. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019. David McCandless (born 1971) is a British data-journalist and information designer based in London. This new edition of Information is Beautiful has been revised throughout with over 20 updates and 20 new visualisations. Information Is Beautiful. The most serious fault that I can level at McCandless's "Information is Beautiful" is that is has almost single handedly given rise to the infographic obsession that means that you can hardly go online without encountering some designer's view of information that is all style and little substance. "Information is Beautiful" is a wonderful present for anybody from 6 years to 96. Reading will encourage your mind and thoughts. Refresh and try again. Information Is Beautiful. Click to read more about Information is Beautiful by David McCandless. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it … 476K likes. Top positive review. [David McCandless] -- A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for … And some of the topics and graphics are engaging. Information Is Beautiful (New Edition) by David McCandless. A fascinating and beautiful book. Information is beautiful is dedicated to the Internet and, indeed, almost every page seems to reflect a quintessentially contemporary concern or interest. A word cloud is NOT an adequate visualization. It is initially fun to browse. ), some are more confusing as a diagram than they would be as a table of numbers (Time Lines). In cases of highly-debatable topics, such as religion and climate change, it offers a fair representation of both sides! [David McCandless] -- A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for … See more ideas about Data visualization, Cartography, Infographic. Many other pages deal with political themes that opens up to a subjective interpretation and representation of those themes. The Information is Beautiful Awards (or IBA, as I’ve taken to shortening it,) is an annual competition designed to promote and celebrate the art of data visualisation. Distilling the world's data, information and knowledge into beautiful infographics and visualizations. Certain pages definitely struck my interest more than others. See All Buying Options. Yet some of the information is disorganized, hard to read, and perplexing to interpret. Add to Wish List. that is not a visualization), there are a few missteps, mostly in places where the author chooses a pretty layout over one that would make more sense as a visual representation of the data. Welcome back. We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. You don't so much read this book as study it. Market Cafe Magazine is the world's first magazine about data visualization founded in 2017 by information designers Tiziana Alocci and Piero Zagami. Information is Beautiful Data visualization, information design, concept mapping by award-winning infographic artist David McCandless. I am so sorry I supported it by buying it (not checking the reviews before). Start by marking “Information is Beautiful” as Want to Read: Error rating book. World’s Biggest data breaches and hacks. It shows, in infographic form, a wealth of information about our world. However, despite being a new edition, it still contains glaring issues. I can't stop reading it. A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition. Yet some of the information is disorganized, hard to read, and perplexing to interpret. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. Created with data-visualisation software VizSweet. In addition to a number of visualizations that are only moderately more useful than a table of data (seriously, just showing a picture of the thing the data is about? The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. Foreign Aid Across The Globe. Information is beautiful. The project visualizes information about all results of Formula 1, 2018 Season. Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized as infographics Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. We need a brand new way to take it all in. The project visualizes information about all results of Formula 1, 2018 Season. I always just flipped through, found an interesting page, then put it back. A book with a variety of infographics, ranging from idiosyncratic details about dictators' wives, to excerpts from "searches for phrases beginning with "I want" on popular dating sites (one which includes "to make my Master happy sir" and atrocious misspellings like "meet a waman for sex and maiby more". The enthusiastic five-star reviews are coming from folks who simply enjoyed looking at the pictures in the book. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. The Visual Miscellaneum book is colorful and whimsical. Should have been a short story version -- a few graphics were quite well done, but most left something to be desired (hard to interpret, no key, false information, opinion, etc). The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations and infographics. Visually stunning and a few interesting things of note. Distilling the world's data, information & knowledge into beautiful infographics & visualizations Places and points for each race and each driver are available here. that is not a visualization), there are a few missteps, mostly in places where the author chooses a pretty layout over one that would make more sense as a visual representation of the data. And obvious factual errors are rife (your chances of dying in a bus or train accident are 1 in 77, apparently, as opposed to your 1 in 18,585 chance of dying in a car accident. Scroll through the reviews and you will see that people who know how information visualization is supposed to be done are giving this book bad reviews and only one or two stars. Pretty good, works well in monochrome. Taking any kind of information - ideas, numbers, statistics, issues - and transforming it into beautiful graphical images any one can understand. The book is heavily bound in the centre and on many pages key linked information goes over the two pages such that you can't read what is there. Maintained by David McCandless, an "information designer", this is a site dedicated to the latest and greatest ways to present data. Information is Beautiful by David McCandless. Longlist. uh huh). Information is Beautiful founder, best-selling author & data-designer David McCandless offers you personal training on his *concept-driven* process and method for creating impactful graphics & data-visuals. The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations and infographics. A lot of information is funny, all of it interesting, some of it even quite useful, so no house should be without one.--Stoker Devonshire (12th Duke of Devonshire) GROW Observatory: Soil Moisture Maps. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King... Facts, statistics, issues, theories, relationships, numbers, words - there is just too much information in the world. 6 pages?! Many of the pages are based on subjective perceptions of Mr. McCandless - as an example, delineating on a picture of the highest grossing films out of Hollywood a line marked "Worth Watching" where Mr. McCandless decided which films were worth viewing. Distilling the world's data, information and knowledge into beautiful infographics and visualizations. ), some are more confusing as a diagram than they w, (2012 edition) A very eclectic, varied kind of book, with unusual graphs and diagrams intended to better explain a variety of subjects. When I got it I had in mind that it might give me some ideas for custom graphics and diagrams in reports, and it did. Information is Beautiful Data visualization, information design, concept mapping by award-winning infographic artist David McCandless. Still, very pretty, and a good overview of many different types of visualization. 'Information is Beautiful… Their enjoyment of what experts identify as shoddy work illustrates (pun intended) its danger. Winners Most Beautiful Gold Shortlist Longlist People, Language & Identity . Then this book is for you! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This it does with varying degrees of success. 245.5k Followers, 86 Following, 124 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Information is Beautiful (@infobeautiful) 476K likes. In addition to a number of visualizations that are only moderately more useful than a table of data (seriously, just showing a picture of the thing the data is about? However, despite being a new edition, it still contains glaring issues. a chart comparing diets has NO KEY to figure out WHAt they are comparing). The enthusiastic five-star reviews are coming from folks who simply enjoyed looking at the pictures in the book. Mon 9 Sep, 2019: entries are now closed in the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2019 About the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards: The Awards celebrates awesomeness in data-visualization & infographics across the world. A book not to be read but to inspire. by Collins. It felt like the author ran out of steam very early in the book and it could have been at least half its thickness.