David McCandless.

…Turned complex data sets and put them in an infographic format, making it more appealing to look at to the human eye.

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 15.22.38The billion dollar o-gram = helps to understand different figures to scale out the differences and relationships between what is spent, noticing the patterns and connections. He turns this into a landscape you can visualise in a way you can understand. The video also emphasizes how the media goes in correlation with the increase/decrease of stats – for example video games.

“Data is the new oil” = “Data is the new soil” meaning we have laid down huge amount of data to people, and different information and sources ‘flower’ into a set diagram.

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Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 15.25.04Combining language with eye, to language with mind, they suddenly compliment each other and work together to help us store more information in our minds. This also means that using imagery to convey data would help us to remember more. This links with Visual Complexity, the patterns of huge amounts of data make something so overwhelming, to look somewhat clever and beautiful.

I really like his styles of putting together diagrams. His work of putting together stores of information makes it much more inviting to look at, showing lots of bright colour as well. His use of colour compliments the design, as they make it much easier to see, read and hopefully understand. His work also helps to show a lot of ‘boring’ information on one page seem interesting visually, and helps us to want to read more about it.

Sources: http://www.davidmccandless.com

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/about/

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