A series of experiments in making information approachable and beautiful
Probably one of my best presents this christmas was the book by David McCandless ‘Information is Beautiful’. And well, in this book it certainly is! By far the best collection of beautifully represented data. So many different ways are used to present the data sets it will be brilliant for my RealTime module this year which is about data and what we make of it. Looks like this will be a firm reference and inspiration piece in my book shelf. And McCandless's website informationisbeautiful.com is set to become a prominent bibliography resident also!
Not only is this already helping me to design better, but I am learning facts and figures along the way. Did you know it takes 5 litres of water to make 1 litre of bottled water? - nah? - me neither...
If you like design, data visualisation or even just like facts and figures I strongly recommend it!