Infographics can be beautiful, informative, fascinating, genuinely entertaining and educational. On a personal level, I’m a big fan. My own overwhelming need to understand things to the best of my ability has been nicely enhanced by this recent trend. Infographics come in a few flavours (chocolate, strawberry and banana). There are straight-up graph types, area types, and in the […]Read more "Infographics: the outer limits?"
The British Heart Foundation runs a yearly campaign to get children and people who look after children to think about and understand what they’re eating and how to make the conscious choice to be healthier. We ran a survey to find out more about how and what children in the UK eat and drink. One of the […]Read more "Food for thought"
Information is Beautiful is running a set of challenges and awards for visualisation. Since I wasn’t shortlisted, I can show you my entry in their first challenge, which was to visualise how the world’s resources are rapidly running out. Being an optimistic sort of person, I went with the worst case scenario, of course! See how the world’s resources might be […]Read more "Metal and oil"
So, I didn’t win a data visualisation competition. Oh well, fair enough — the data set we were given was quite simple — this is how many black students there are applying for universities, and this is how many of them got into Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and UCL. This was, I felt, the wrong question. I didn’t just want to […]Read more "Black students and asking the wrong questions"
Working as I do for the British Heart Foundation, every now and then I get a chance to do some infographics for them. This one is for the astonishing amount of people living with heart failure, versus our success in stopping people dying from a heart attack, and I did it as part of our Mending Broken Hearts campaign (the […]Read more "Heart failure"
A little something I threw together as an experiment using an old set of cancer statistics. What do you think?Read more "Picturing cancer"
The way (not to mention if) our government works here in the UK can be something of a mystery. And for all that you can watch pretty much everything that goes on in there on Parliament TV (it’s riveting stuff, I tell you), how you can help change things isn’t always clear. So following on from How to have […]Read more "How the law gets changed"
There’s always a lot of talk about the welfare state and how it makes people not want to work — benefit scroungers, fraud, stories of people swindling the system out of huge amounts of cash, sitting at home eating cheeseburgers which honest hardworking folk like you and I have paid for fill the newspapers, everyday. But the truth […]Read more "Universal Credit — the new welfare reform"