2013 Winners

We’ve been through hell and high water to bring you the best and brightest of the data viz world in 2013 for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

Many hours of cogitation, digestion and deliberation have been spent and now here they are, all of our glorious winners on one uber-long scrolling page.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Now sit back and marvel!

Data Visualization

Gold

Nobels, no degrees
Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno

http://www.accurat.it

Nobels, no degrees

Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno

This visualization explores the story of Nobel prizes through years.
Visualized for each laureate are prize category, year the prize was awarded, and age of the recipient at the time, as well as principal academic affiliations and hometown. Each dot represents a Nobel laureate, and each recipient is positioned according to the year the prize was awarded (x axis) and his or her age at the time of the award (y axis).

http://www.accurat.it

Nobels, no degrees - Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno

Silver

How to win an Oscar
Christian Tate

http://www.dgquarterly.com

How to win an Oscar

Christian Tate

We analyse the characters played by every winner of an ‘actor/actress in a leading role’ Oscar since 1928 to work out the parts which most reliably lead to glory. Historic South American criminals, it appears, need not apply.

http://www.dgquarterly.com

How to win an Oscar - Christian Tate

Bronze

emoto Installation
Moritz Stefaner, Drew Hemment, Studio NAND

http://www.emoto2012.org

emoto Installation

Moritz Stefaner, Drew Hemment, Studio NAND

Emoto captured and visu­al­ised the global response around the London 2012 Olympic Games on Twitter. The project consisted of an interactive online visualization, realtime data-journalism experiments and its core component: the phys­ical data sculpture presented here.

http://www.emoto2012.org

emoto Installation - Moritz Stefaner, Drew Hemment, Studio NAND

Honourable Mention #1

Taxonomy of Comic Book Characters
Tim Leong

http://timleong.com

Taxonomy of Comic Book Characters

Tim Leong

A taxonomy of comic book characters with animals in their name.

http://timleong.com

Taxonomy of Comic Book Characters - Tim Leong

Honourable Mention #2

Field of Commemoration
Valentina D'Efilippo (The artwork is included in 'The Infographic History of the World\' by Harper Collins, 2013)

http://www.valentinadefilippo.co.uk

Field of Commemoration

Valentina D'Efilippo (The artwork is included in 'The Infographic History of the World\' by Harper Collins, 2013)

This work visualises nearly 95 million casualties of war from the 20th century. Data made available by The Polynational War Memorial make clear that war was a near-constant characteristic – allowing just two years of peace – in the last century.
Given the sheer magnitude of war’s toll, this visualisation only considers conflicts exceeding 10,000 deaths – yet, in the static form, it is still not feasible to label every conflict. The overall composition reveals patterns in the timing, duration, involvement and human toll of war.

http://www.valentinadefilippo.co.uk

Field of  Commemoration - Valentina D'Efilippo (The artwork is included in 'The Infographic History of the World\' by Harper Collins, 2013)

Infographic

Gold

Global Warning
Derek Kim

http://www.networkosaka.com

Global Warning

Derek Kim

"Global Warning" is a visual survey of events and statistics summarizing the economic crisis of 2007-2008 and its remnants on the current economy.

http://www.networkosaka.com

Global Warning - Derek  Kim

Silver

The 39 stats: Charting Hitchcock Obsessions
Adam Frost, Zhenia Vasiliev

http://www.theguardian.com/film/picture/2013/aug/12/alfred-hitchcock-film-statistics

The 39 stats: Charting Hitchcock Obsessions

Adam Frost, Zhenia Vasiliev

From his early silent films in the UK to his ‘golden years’ at Paramount, Alfred Hitchcock returned to the same motifs and themes time and time again. Here we analyse some of these trademark obsessions. Warning: there are spoilers throughout.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/picture/2013/aug/12/alfred-hitchcock-film-statistics

The 39 stats: Charting Hitchcock Obsessions - Adam Frost, Zhenia Vasiliev

Bronze

Why Health Care is So Expensive
Heather Jones

http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/what-makes-health-care-so-expensive/

Why Health Care is So Expensive

Heather Jones

World renowned author and businessman Steven Brill has detailed what a huge mess the U.S. is in regarding health care, hospitalization, procedures, and drug costs, and postulates what we can do about it.

http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/what-makes-health-care-so-expensive/

Why Health Care is So Expensive - Heather Jones

Honourable Mention

Terra Mater | Modern Star Dust
ixtract GmbH

http://www.behance.net/gallery/ixtract-Terra-Mater/9594319

Terra Mater | Modern Star Dust

ixtract GmbH

Making the quantity of all human produced objects feasible which circulate around our planet might be difficult to imagine. So we built a storyline that picks up the subject from different perspectives. Based on the satellite tracking data from AGI we mainly focused on an accurate comparison of all 1013 active and 4919 passive satellits and rocket stages, which are floating far above our heads. The capacity of both cubical volume are the exact relations between active and inactive ones (and the exact count). In addition each of the thiny star like dots around the cubes represents one piece of 20.000 debris objects bigger than 10 cm.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/ixtract-Terra-Mater/9594319

Terra Mater | Modern Star Dust - ixtract GmbH

Interactive

Gold

Bloomberg Billionaires Index
Bloomberg Visual Data

http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires

Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Bloomberg Visual Data

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index visualizes a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The index is a dynamic measure of the top 100 billionaires based on changes in markets, the economy and personal assets.

http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires

Bloomberg Billionaires Index - Bloomberg Visual Data

Silver

Listen to Wikipedia
Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

http://listen.hatnote.com/

Listen to Wikipedia

Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

Listen to Wikipedia is a visualization and sonification of Wikipedia's live recent changes data. The sounds indicate addition to (bells) or subtraction from (strings) a Wikipedia articles, and the pitch is inversely proportional to the size of the edit (a lower pitch means a bigger edit). Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. A string swell welcomes a new user to the site. There’s something reassuring about knowing that every user makes a noise, every edit has a voice in the roar. Now, let’s go make some noise.

http://listen.hatnote.com/

Listen to Wikipedia - Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

Bronze

U.S. Gun Deaths
Periscopic

http://guns.periscopic.com

U.S. Gun Deaths

Periscopic

An examination of the gun killings in the United States.

http://guns.periscopic.com

U.S. Gun Deaths - Periscopic

Honourable Mention

Here is Today
Luke Twyman

http://hereistoday.com

Here is Today

Luke Twyman

An interactive look at time...

http://hereistoday.com

Here is Today - Luke Twyman

Motion Infographic

Gold

The Solar System – our home in space
Concept & Design: Philipp Dettmer, Animation: Stephan Rether, Typography: Cathrin Ziegler, Sound design: Thomas Veith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsF_hdjWJjo


Silver

New York City carbon emissions
Adam Nieman & Chris Rabet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtqSIplGXOA


Bronze

BBC Knowledge DNA Explainer
Territory

https://vimeo.com/60747882


Honourable Mention

Bitcoin Explained
Duncan Elms, Marc Fennell

https://vimeo.com/63502573


Tool

Gold

Infogram
Uldis Leiterts, Raimonds Kaze, Alise Semjonova

http://infogr.am

Infogram

Uldis Leiterts, Raimonds Kaze, Alise Semjonova

Infogr.am is a popular infographic creator. It enables anyone to make beautiful, interactive data visualizations in just a few minutes. Infogram is used by online media, schools, governments and businesses around the globe. With over 4 million people reached monthly it's one of world's largest infographics communities.

http://infogr.am

Infogram - Uldis Leiterts, Raimonds Kaze, Alise Semjonova

Silver

GED VIZ: Visualizing Global Economic Relations
Jan Arpe

http://viz.ged-project.de/

GED VIZ: Visualizing Global Economic Relations

Jan Arpe

With GED VIZ, we have developed a web-based tool to visualize flows of trade, finance and migration, thus showing what globalization is about: mutual dependencies. In addition to the flow data, 16 country-specific indicators are available. The tool shows annual data from 2000 to 2011 in USD and EUR, drawn from public sources (AMECO, BIS, OECD, UN Comtrade).
A choice of 46 countries can be added to the visualization, including the OECD, the EU-27 and the BRICS.

http://viz.ged-project.de/

GED VIZ: Visualizing Global Economic Relations - Jan Arpe

Bronze

Dataseed
Dataseed

https://getdataseed.com/

Dataseed

Dataseed

Dataseed is an open platform for interactive data visualisation and analysis, it offers a simple way to create multi-dimensional data-cube visualisations. It takes just a few minutes to upload a spreadsheet allowing you to instantly start exploring your data with clickable charts.
We wanted to develop an interactive visualisation pattern that can be applied to any multi-dimensional data. The default layout gives equal prominence to each dimension, and charts are selected to visualise your data using heuristics based on the the size, variance, and labels in your dataset. The interface encourages exploration, inviting you to click around, and making it easy to undo.

https://getdataseed.com/

Dataseed - Dataseed

Special Awards

Community Award

Politicians' Salaries and Income Inequality
Ahmad Barclay, Joumana Al Jabri, Naji El Mir, Ramzi Jaber, and Zahraa Mortada

Politicians' Salaries and Income Inequality

Ahmad Barclay, Joumana Al Jabri, Naji El Mir, Ramzi Jaber, and Zahraa Mortada

In an era of political, social, and economic upheaval in the Arab world, the ‘Politicians’ Salaries and Income Inequality’ visual represents a collaboration between the teams behind Visualizing Impact (VI), a social venture, and Raseef 22, a newly launched media platform aimed at engaging and informing civil society. Raseef 22 proposed the topic of the visual, expressing the desire to explore the relationship between those who govern (politicians) and those who are governed (civil society). Arab countries constitute the core of the project, but selected developed and developing countries outside the Arab world were included within its scope to add context.

Politicians' Salaries and Income Inequality - Ahmad Barclay, Joumana Al Jabri, Naji El Mir, Ramzi Jaber, and Zahraa Mortada

Student Award (Tied)

Here I Go Again
Jacob Hagen

Here I Go Again

Jacob Hagen

Here I Go Again is a data visualization of myself and my daily habits over the duration of a week. For the entire week I documented various vital signs every half hour and recorded personal data about what I was doing. The final visualization compares the controllable cycles with the uncontrollable cycles that I experienced during the week. Each point of data has size and color assigned to it (they are one in the same), but by doing this it is easier to track the information in stream graph form.

Here I Go Again - Jacob Hagen

Student Award (Tied)

Meteorites 1900 - 2000
Kim Albrecht

http://www.kimalbrecht.com/project/meteorites/

Meteorites 1900 - 2000

Kim Albrecht

Visualisation of all fallen and found meteorites between 1900 & 2000. The graphic gives a special view on meteorite findings by comparing time and longitude on a radial axis. This kind of visualisation shows the human bias on the physical locations of found meteorites. For example there are two big holes on the longitude of the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. It shows how the USA are constantly searching for meteorites over the last 100 years. The strategic searches in Libya the North and South Pole over the last 20 years show up as clusters.

http://www.kimalbrecht.com/project/meteorites/

Meteorites 1900 - 2000 - Kim Albrecht

Studio Award

Nobels, no degrees — Accurat Studio
Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno

http://www.accurat.it

Nobels, no degrees

Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno

This visualization explores the story of Nobel prizes through years.
Visualized for each laureate are prize category, year the prize was awarded, and age of the recipient at the time, as well as principal academic affiliations and hometown. Each dot represents a Nobel laureate, and each recipient is positioned according to the year the prize was awarded (x axis) and his or her age at the time of the award (y axis).

http://www.accurat.it

Nobels, no degrees - Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno

Individual Award (Tied)

The Atlas Of Kant’s Legacy
Valerio Pellegrini

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1994055/100%20parole%20definitivo%20b2-01.png

The Atlas Of Kant’s Legacy

Valerio Pellegrini

The streamgraph shown on this page represents the evolution of Kantian lexicon throughout his philosophical publications. A hundred of the most important words, of the Kant's philosophical doctrine, have been inserted in a tool that has mapped their recur- rence in each of his works, going from 1747 to 1803.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1994055/100%20parole%20definitivo%20b2-01.png

The Atlas Of Kant’s Legacy - Valerio Pellegrini

Individual Award (Tied)

Taxonomy of Comic Book Characters
Tim Leong

http://timleong.com

Taxonomy of Comic Book Characters

Tim Leong

A taxonomy of comic book characters with animals in their name.

http://timleong.com

Taxonomy of Comic Book Characters - Tim Leong

Corporate Award

Urban World
McKinsey Global Institute

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/in_the_news/urban_world_app

Urban World

McKinsey Global Institute

Urban World helps navigate the unprecedented global wave of urbanization. Users can compare GDP, population and household income for more than 2,600 cities worldwide, in 2010 and in one scenario for 2025. They can also track the earth’s shifting economic center of gravity from 1 CE to 2025.

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/in_the_news/urban_world_app

Urban World - McKinsey Global Institute

Grand Prize: Most Beautiful

Bloomberg Billionaires Index
Bloomberg Visual Data

http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires

Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Bloomberg Visual Data

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index visualizes a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The index is a dynamic measure of the top 100 billionaires based on changes in markets, the economy and personal assets.

http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires

Bloomberg Billionaires Index - Bloomberg Visual Data