Infographics: the outer limits?

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 […]

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Food for thought

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 […]

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Metal and oil

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 […]

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Heart failure

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 […]

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How the law gets changed

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 […]

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