Information is Beautiful

We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. This new edition of Information is Beautiful has been revised throughout with over 20 updates and 20 new visualisations.

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007492893

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. 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. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

The David McCandless Collection

Author: David McCandless


ISBN: 9780008127367


Page: 512

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Research Skills for Journalists

Suffolk, VA: Abramis. McCandless, D. 2012. Information is Beautiful. (New Edition
). Glasgow, UK: Collins. McCandless, D. 2014. Knowledge is Beautiful. Glasgow,
UK: Collins. Rogers, S. 2014. Facts are Sacred. London: Guardian Faber.

Author: Vanessa Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294521

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.

Quantitative Geography

Maindonald, J. and Braun, J. (2007) Data Analysis and Graphics using R (2nd
edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McCandless, D. (2012)
Information is Beautiful (new edition). London: HarperCollins. Published in the
USA as ...

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473933390

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Numerical data are everywhere. Charts and statistics appear not just in geography journals but also in the media, in public policy, and in business and commerce too. To engage with quantitative geography, we must engage with the quantitative methods used to collect, analyse, present and interpret these data. Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the perfect introduction for undergraduates beginning any quantitative methods course. Written in short, user-friendly chapters with full-colour diagrams, the book guides the reader through a wide range of topics from the basic to the more advanced, including: Statistics Maths Graphics Models Mapping and GIS R Closely aligned with the Q-Step quantitative social science programme, Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the ideal starting point for understanding and exploring this fundamental area of Geography.

Safety Science Research

Information is beautiful (new edition). London: Collin. Meirelles, I. (2015). Design
of information. An introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind
effective information visualisations. Osceola, WI: Rockport Publishers. Mitchell ...

Author: Jean-Christophe Le Coze

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351190229

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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Safety Science Research: Evolution, Challenges and New Directions provides a unique perspective into the latest developments of safety science by putting together, for the first time, a new generation of authors with some of the pioneers of the field. Forty years ago, research traditions were developed, including, among others, high-reliability organisations, cognitive system engineering or safety regulations. In a fast-changing world, the new generation introduces, in this book, new disciplinary insights, addresses contemporary empirical issues, develops new concepts and models while remaining critical of safety research practical ambitions. Their ideas are then reflected and discussed by some of the pioneers of safety science. Features Allows the reader to discover how contemporary safety issues are currently framed by a new generation of researchers, brought together for the first time Includes an introduction and guide to the development of safety science over the last four decades Features an extraordinary collection of expert contributors, including pioneers of safety research, reflecting the evolution of the discipline and offering insightful commentary on the current and future state of the field Serves as an invaluable reference and guide for safety professionals and students from any established disciplines such as sociology, engineering, psychology, political science or management as well as dedicated safety programmes Some figures in the eBook are in colour

Image Studies

Second Edition. London: Routledge. Lima, Manuel (2011) Visual Complexity:
Mapping Patterns ofInformation. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
McCandless, David (2009) Information is Beautiful. London: Collins. Meyer, Eric
K. (1997) ...

Author: Sunil Manghani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Image Studies offers an engaging introduction to visual and image studies. In order to better understand images and visual culture the book seeks to bridge between theory and practice; asking the reader to think critically about images and image practices, but also simultaneously to make images and engage with image-makers and image-making processes. Looking across a range of domains and disciplines, we find the image is never a single, static thing. Rather, the image can be a concept, an object, a picture, or medium – and all these things combined. At the heart of this book is the idea of an ‘ecology of images’, through which we can examine the full ‘life’ of an image – to understand how an image resonates within a complex set of contexts, processes and uses. Part 1 covers theoretical perspectives on the image, supplemented with practical entries on making, researching and writing with images. Part 2 explores specific image practices and cultures, with chapters on drawing and painting; photography; visual culture; scientific imaging; and informational images. A wide range of illustrations complement the text throughout and each chapter includes creative tasks, keywords (linked to an online resource), summaries and suggested further reading. In addition, each of the main chapters include selected readings by notable authors across a range of subject areas, including: Art History, Business, Cognitive Science, Communication Studies, Infographics, Neuroscience, Photography, Physics, Science Studies, Social Semiotics, Statistics, and Visual Culture.

Learning in Information Rich Environments

Reviewing definitions of information from both fields, the chapter shows how the
views converge to present information as a ... “information is beautiful”—a view
also promoted by the website of the same name (

Author: Delia Neuman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441905796

Category: Education

Page: 141

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The amount and range of information available to today’s students—and indeed to all learners—is unprecedented. Phrases like “the information revolution”, “the information (or knowledge) society”, and “the knowledge economy” underscore the truism that our society has been transformed by virtually instantaneous access to virtually unlimited information. Thomas Friedman tells us that “The World Is Flat” and that we must devise new political and economic understandings based on the ceaseless communication of information from all corners of the world. The Bush administration tells us that information relating to the “war on terrorism” is so critical that we must allow new kinds of surveillance to keep society safe. Teenage subscribers to social-computing networks not only access information but enter text and video images and publish them widely—becoming the first adolescents in history to be creators as well as consumers of vast quantities of information. If the characteristics of “the information age” demand new conceptions of commerce, national security, and publishing—among other things—it is logical to assume that they carry implications for education as well. In fact, a good deal has been written over the last several decades about how education as a whole must transform its structure and curriculum to accommodate the possibilities offered by new technologies. Far less has been written, however, about how the specific affordances of these technologies—and the kinds of information they allow students to access and create—relate to the central purpose of education: learning. What does “learning” mean in an information-rich environment? What are its characteristics? What kinds of tasks should it involve? What concepts, strategies, attitudes, and skills do educators and students need to master if they are to learn effectively and efficiently in such an environment? How can researchers, theorists, and practitioners foster the well-founded and widespread development of such key elements of the learning process? This book explores these questions and suggests some tentative answers. Drawing from research and theory in three distinct but related fields—learning theory, instructional systems design, and information studies—it presents a way to think about learning that responds directly to the actualities of a world brimming with information. The book is grounded in the work of such key figures in learning theory as Bransford and Anderson & Krathwohl. It draws on such theorists of instructional design as Gagne, Mayer, and Merrill. From information studies, it uses ideas from Buckland, Marchionini, and Wilson (who is known for his pioneering work in “information behavior”—that is, the full range of information seeking and use). The book breaks new ground in bringing together ideas that have run in parallel for years but whose relationship has not been fully explored.

Knowledge is Beautiful

Impossible ideas, invisible patterns, hidden connections--visualized Deepen your understanding of the world with these mind-blowing infographics from the bestselling author of The Visual Miscellaneum

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062398377



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Managing Value in Organisations

New Learning, Management, and Business Models Mr Donal Carroll. 1 See'
Silent Witness: Theevidenceisnever silent!',p.230in ... 9 David McCandless (2009
) Information is Beautiful. Harper/Collins, London. 10 Chip and Dan Heath (2010)

Author: Mr Donal Carroll

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409460428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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The song of organisational change goes: 'Ready or not, here I come. You can’t hide...' But is change collapsonomics - everything - or have some things not changed? Managing Value in Organisations argues that traditional business thinking has produced low trust with high cost in increased disengagement: the 100 year old management model still accrues organisational debt, the business model privileges producers, and the learning model pretends individual learning produces collective learning. All are now barriers to development. Working with five organisations, Donal Carroll reinvents the management model to multiply trust, the business model for more complex customer value, and learning model for significant collective learning. He provides evidence that together, these get organisations to their next stage of development faster. In a climate of perceived increasing uncertainty and 'more for less' it invites organisations to move from default models and choose their models to 'live on purpose'. This applied business research has many new ideas: value creating research method, three new models, 'techniques' for organisations to self-assess and construct their next stage, as well as 'fecund argument, productive interference, organisational orphans' and 'facing down Facebook '. It invites readers on a risky narrative, testing one idea in five organisations, over one year through two journeys - the organisations’ and writer’s. A different business book, it seeks to capture the 'poetry and plumbing' excitement of management innovation. Managers at every level, coaches, consultants, business scholars, researchers, anyone seeking sustainable improvement, or who thinks the impossible can't be reached will find something here.

The Fourth Revolution

Teens, privacy & online social networks: How teens manage their online
identities and personal information in the age of myspace: Pew Internet &
American Life Project. Lessig, L. ... New York: Basic Books. Lessig, L. ...
Information is beautiful.

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667706

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions. As the boundaries between life online and offline break down, and we become seamlessly connected to each other and surrounded by smart, responsive objects, we are all becoming integrated into an "infosphere". Personas we adopt in social media, for example, feed into our 'real' lives so that we begin to live, as Floridi puts in, "onlife". Following those led by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud, this metaphysical shift represents nothing less than a fourth revolution. "Onlife" defines more and more of our daily activity - the way we shop, work, learn, care for our health, entertain ourselves, conduct our relationships; the way we interact with the worlds of law, finance, and politics; even the way we conduct war. In every department of life, ICTs have become environmental forces which are creating and transforming our realities. How can we ensure that we shall reap their benefits? What are the implicit risks? Are our technologies going to enable and empower us, or constrain us? Floridi argues that we must expand our ecological and ethical approach to cover both natural and man-made realities, putting the 'e' in an environmentalism that can deal successfully with the new challenges posed by our digital technologies and information society.

Information Made Beautiful

The bright colors, eye-catching graphics, and specialty typographies of Information Made Beautiful make it easy to understand how designers are translating this new form of visual language to create information that is also inspiration.

Author: SendPoints

Publisher: SendPoints

ISBN: 9789881383464

Category: Charts, diagrams, etc

Page: 281

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Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and importance? The designers and creatives whose works are featured in Information Made Beautiful address these issues with projects that dont just make data easy to understand, but make it understanding it an appealing experience. Work from over 100 designers and studios features projects for clients such as Wired Italy, the Royal Mail, Money Today, Lionsgate Entertainment, Ronald McDonald House, and the UN, as well as universities, research facilities, and private clients. These pieces range from abstract to hands-on, and break down information ranging from status of female children in India and global water usage to coffee bean maps covering the amount of caffeine consumed in the US and crocheted diagrams of time spent crafting on German public transportation. The bright colors, eye-catching graphics, and specialty typographies of Information Made Beautiful make it easy to understand how designers are translating this new form of visual language to create information that is also inspiration.

The O logist

A New Edition of this favorite Manual of American Birds , in a new and beautiful
shape , and with important additions , bringing the information down to date . A




Category: Birds


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Getting Started in 3D with Maya

... the amount of information needed to hold up on the big screen or on
highresolution TV is pretty immense. There's little room for pixilated textures or
renders. All this information is beautiful but also intensive to work with and costly
to render.

Author: Adam Watkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136147098

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 251

Deliver professional-level 3D content in no time with this comprehensive guide to 3D animation with Maya. With over 12 years of training experience, plus several award winning students under his belt, author Adam Watkins is the ideal mentor to get you up to speed with 3D in Maya. Using a structured and pragmatic approach Getting Started in 3D with Maya begins with basic theory of fundamental techniques, then builds on this knowledge using practical examples and projects to put your new skills to the test. Prepared so that you can learn in an organic fashion, each chapter builds on the knowledge gained in the previous chapter, showing you all the essentials of 3D in Maya, from modeling and UV layout, to texture creation, rigging animating and rendering. As you go from project to project you'll develop a strong arsenal of skills that combined will form a complete end to end process to creating complete projects in Maya. The accompanying website provides all the tools you need to develop your skills. Project files to accompany the practical examples used throughout the text, so you can work along with the examples. Additional textures and models will give you all the resources you need to start making your own projects in no time at all.

The Infographic Bible

It doesn't just tell you the story---it shows you the story. Dozens of infographics accompany excerpts from Scripture that reveal the character of God, his Word, and his redemptive plan.

Author: Karen Sawrey


ISBN: 9780310453987

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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It doesn't just tell you the story---it shows you the story. Dozens of infographics accompany excerpts from Scripture that reveal the character of God, his Word, and his redemptive plan.

The Truth and the Corruption of the American System

The information is beautiful, but putting it to work is the problem. There are a
whole lot of issues with the government programs including public housing. I
stayed with a friend when I moved to Virginia till I found a job. I looked for an
apartment ...

Author: Eunice Owusu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462827381

Category: Political Science

Page: 95

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Our leaders are so blind to the truth and instead of searching for the truth or the things that will bring peace and make America a better place to live, they go on, on a wild goose chase which brings nothing but destruction to our country. This book also deomonstrate how we can keep kids off jail and minimize the high school drop off rate. How we can provide shelter for our return soldiers and civilian homeless. How we can make our streets and our community safe.

Cool Infographics

... of all budget expenses. FIGURE 5-3: The BBC-o-Gram, treemap budget
visualization In this. FIGURE 5-2: 2009-2010
Bedford, Texas police department Source: David McCandless, Information is

Author: Randy Krum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118837150

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 850

Make information memorable with creative visual designtechniques Research shows that visual information is more quickly andeasily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. Thisinnovative book presents the design process and the best softwaretools for creating infographics that communicate. Including aspecial section on how to construct the increasingly popularinfographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers,and business professionals vital information on the most effectiveways to present data. Explains why infographics and data visualizations work Shares the tools and techniques for creating greatinfographics Covers online infographics used for marketing, including socialmedia and search engine optimization (SEO) Shows how to market your skills with a visual, infographicresume Explores the many internal business uses of infographics,including board meeting presentations, annual reports, consumerresearch statistics, marketing strategies, business plans, andvisual explanations of products and services to your customers With Cool Infographics, you'll learn to createinfographics to successfully reach your target audience and tellclear stories with your data.

New Themes Condemned

Nlustrated by seventeen beautiful Engravings of Cattle , Horses , Sheep , the
varieties of Wheat , Barley , Oats , Grasses , the Weeds of ... This standard work
contains the latest and best information upon all subjects connected with farming
, and appertaining to the ... MASON'S FARRIER AND STUD - BOOK - NEW






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The Monthly review New and improved ser

A beautiful view of the back of the Vatican is given as a frontispiece to Mr.
Tresham's poem.-. ... A New Edition , corrected and enlarged , to the 25th March ,
1799. ... It is very liable to errors , because it will seldom be undertaken by those
who are best qualified to give information ; friends and enemies will be equally
cautious ...






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The Critic

Among the many tidbits of curious information are those about the immersionist's
version of the New Testament, and of ... beings lower in the scale of creation or
evolution, and in enjoying the marvellously beautiful scenery of land and water.

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder





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Bald is Beautiful

She lives in Buffalo NY where she is surrounded by her loving family including
Grandpa Bob, her husband of 40 years, their 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 1
great-grand child For more information on the fight against cancer please visit: ...

Author: Jason Dommell


ISBN: 1105668185



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