Month: October 2012

The Functional Art: learning with a smile on your face

This weekend finally my copy of The Functional Art arrived, Alberto Cairo’s long-awaited introduction to infographics and visualizations. Jubilant reviews can be found around the web, so I will focus on just one chapter, not very surprisingly number 9: The Rise of Interactive Infographics.

An icon for every noun in the world

How can I have missed this? Edward Boatman is the new Otto Neurath. As a design student in college he had a thought: “What if I had a sketch for every single object in the world?” After graduating he started […]

Next Year’s Winner

Take one look at the laureates of the Information is Beautiful Award that were announced last week and you know the visualization community is as international and cosmopolitan as it gets. Winners are based around the world, from the United […]