Personal branding guru William Arruda probably wasn’t sure what was in store for his future career when he completed a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Last March she won one of the elusive Information is Beautiful Awards - the world’s "first open contest to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art" - only one year after she graduated college. Now, Cristina Vanko works in Indianapolis as a designer for Developer Town, helping companies create visual designs for their mobile apps.
“I’m something of an accidental data journalist,” admits James Ball on how he first entered the field of journalism. Accident or not, Ball has certainly been making a name for himself with his renowned reporting on both data and investigative stories at the internationally acclaimed British newspaper the Guardian.
Consumers are becoming more confident in their spending habits, and moms will reap these benefits this year as spending continues to grow for Mother's Day. In a press release published by NRF this week, they used data from BIGinsight's annual Mother's Day spending survey that revealed people celebrating this holiday will spend an average of $168.94 on their moms, an 11% increase from last year's $152.52.
After teaching in nearly twenty countries, working with various news organizations around the globe, and organizing the first journalism Massive Open Online Course, at his core, Alberto Cairo stays true to his identity as a journalist.
This week we're shining the spotlight on Rachel Binx; a freelance data visualizer whose experience includes working for Stamen and producing projects for Pitch Interactive. Her current work is truly one of a kind; called Meshu, Binx works alongside Sha Hwang to help clients turn their travels into jewelry.
This week we're taking a look at another user-created iChart that shows off some interesting data in a cool, interactive way. Comparing more than twenty countries, this data graphic calculates which minimally-trained academics get paid the most.
In our last Thought Leadership blog post, we talked about who exactly the data industry consists of, and what they do to share information with others. We also talked about our own objectives to help our clients reach their target audiences in the most efficient way possible.
Today we’re going to look at three guiding principles that companies need to consider when sharing data insights for the strongest message possible:
Here at iCharts, we’re all about data - be it big or small. Our goal is to help our customers market their data more efficiently to the people that matter. We love data, but what exactly does the data industry do as a whole?
Most of our users create charts out of data that they want to show off to the world. Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) disaster recovery coalition is doing just that: bringing visibility to the incredible number of resources that they have provided to homes in the Schoharie Creek Basin following the devastating floods of 2011's Hurricane Irene.
Santiago Ortiz has lived around the world doing what he loves best - designing information visualizations - and building an impressive profile along the way. For starters, he has taught classes in arts, mathematics, technology, and design at universities in Portugal, Colombia, and Madrid. He collects and displays his research, digital works, and work with clients on his website moebio.
iCharts is proud to announce some exciting news for our role in providing easy-to-use tools to help people and businesses alike tell a story through data graphics. Design inspiration site Creative Bloq created a list of the Top 20 Best Data Visualization Tools available on the web, featuring us as the No. 1 online service.
Sometimes we find ourselves with really interesting, newsworthy data, but can't seem to find a way to share it with others in an easy and attractive way. Take for instance USASpending, a website that displays government spending so that the public can see exactly where their tax dollars are being spent. They offer Summaries where they display the dollar amount being spent based on government agency, location, or 'prime awardee' - who is receiving and spending the most money, and how.
Sales and marketing professional Jeff Sheehan (@jeffsheehan) is a self-proclaimed “twitterholic,” and we can understand why. His 185,000+ Twitter followers tune in to his tweets to follow his social marketing blog, to occasionally hear inspiring quotes, and to gain his expert advice in B2B marketing and LinkedIn.
Today's featured chart provides an example of iCharts global presence and the universality of using charts to share information quickly and easily. VerdadAbierta, which literally translated from Spanish means "open truth," is an organization that uses data to bring to light the truth about armed conflict in Colombia. The site looks at issues of justice and peace, illegal business, and ways to help the public understand the injustices occuring in different areas around the country.
Moritz Stefaner has created a name that distinguishes himself from any other data visualizer. Working with information aesthetics, user-interface design, and with a couple of co-authored books as well as numerous talks on information visualization - the data wiz has adopted a title that encompasses all that he does: Truth and Beauty Operator.
He's an author, an architect, and a researcher exploring the web and beyond for beautiful, complex designs. He was even nominated by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009." Manuel Lima's passion is designing, and he's been spending the last decade sharing and exchanging ideas with information visualizers around the world.
Though the 85th annual Academy Awards announced this year's winners nearly a week ago, people are still buzzing about whether their favorite movies won, lost, or deserved better. iCharts user Emily Lea Berry took on the daunting task of listing the Oscar's Best Picture nominees and winners all the way back to 1997, and scored these based on their rating on film review site Rotten Tomatoes.
The founder of Australia’s leading data visualization studio explored a number of projects before landing himself in the esteemed position he holds today. After developing two patents for a recommendation system and a data-mining algorithm, Ben Hosken realized that his experience had opened a world of opportunities for new projects and collaborations, and he switched gears to focus his work on the user-facing side of data in 2009 with Flinklabs.