Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
Arts, Entertainment & Culture
Leisure, Games & Sport
Maps, Places & Spaces
News & Current Affairs
People, Language & Identity
Politics & Global
Visualization & Information Design
Science & Technology
The Mercator Problem
The Mercator projection map tends to be what most of us think of when pondering the world map. However, it has a major flaw, since it drastically distorts the size of objects approaching the poles....
Tokaido Shinkansen Trains
The first high speed train connected the cities of Tokyo and Osaka in a train circulating at 200km/h. This visualisation takes a look at how the Tokaido Line has evolved.
This solar map visualises the planet's leading solar energy countries/continents. These include : South Korea: 2,398 Megawatts Belgium: 3,156 Megawatts Australia: 4,130 Megawatts Spain: 5,376...
Wildlife Strikes on Aircraft
I created this app to better understand the phonomenon of "Bird Strike" or more widely, "Wildlife Strikes"; that is, interactions between aircraft and wildlife which are often fatal for the animals...
A Breathing Earth
We all know that our Earth goes through a seasonal cycle, especially for the latitudes farther away from the equator. In the fall the "deciduous" plants lose their leaves only to grow back again in...
Google Search Interest Follows the 2017 Solar Eclipse Forecast
Search popularity, or how frequently a term is searched in proportion to all other queries for a given location, can reveal what excites or interests the underlying population. This...
Road accidents in India
This is a comparison between the number of road accidents in each state of India and between the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Data is accessed from official Indian Government site at...
Temperatures have been slowly rising for a number of years. In the charts below you can see that the late 19th and early 20th century were quite cool relative to the rest of the time period,...
Lights on & lights out
As a follow-up to last week’s visualization of Old Light and New Light, I wanted to make a single map, of the whole world, comparing NASA’s new 2016 Earth At Night image to the 2012 version. Using...
3D Map of 2013 Unemployment Rates by County
This was my final project for a cartography course during my GIS certificate program at Hunter College a couple years ago. I knew I wanted to do a 3D "topographical" map and I had worked with...
TravelTime is a data visualization based on open data from the Dutch National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information. The visualization shows 1 day of traffic in the Netherlands at 1 minute...
Thirty years of Atlantic hurricanes
Each line represents the life of a storm as recorded by NOAA. The higher the line within each year, the higher the recorded wind speed. Storms that reached Category 5, the strongest of the strong,...
After the Flood: Never Let Bygones Be Bygones
In summer 2016, there were a series of massive floods in China, affecting more than ten million people and killing thousands across the country. In some regions of northern China, the loss was...
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) of Washington DC manages and maintains transportation infrastructure. In the district, many commuters use public transport instead of a personal...
Who are L.A. County's homeless?
The 2016 count of the homeless population, taken in January, revealed that our county has more than 43,000 people living on the street or in shelters. (Long Beach, Glendale and Pasadena were not...
WP BrandStudio & Bank of America: How green bonds work
The Washington Post’s in-house creative agency WP BrandStudio and Bank of America partnered to produce a year-long series showcasing how responsible growth strategies are helping customers and...
The Hidden Sediment Reserve: Quantifying Potential Sediment Trapped Within the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed's Reservoirs
The following interactive visualization encourages the user to explore the sediment volumes trapped within California’s constellation of reservoirs. Sediment composes the material infrastructure...
The flow of goods between states
This map shows the flow of all domestic freight between states in 2015 using data from the Freight Analysis Framework, which is a comprehensive accounting of all commercial freight movement between...
New York City Stop & Frisk
“It worked very well in New York… it brought the crime rate WAY DOWN” – Donald Trump “It was ineffective” – Hillary Clinton “The argument is that it is a form of racial profiling” – Lester...
Coral Graveyard: the Loss of the Coral Reef
This infographic explores the topic of coral bleaching and its environmental effects--bringing light to an issue that is less known.
Tracking smartphone wi-fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground
Our transport system generates huge amounts of data. For instance, on a typical weekday, we collect 19 million smartcard ticketing transactions that offer a valuable insight into the number of...
Airbnb Travel Report
A comprehensive travel report on Airbnb - breaking down how it works, and highlighting the facts, figures and culture of the company.
The Wall: A Threat to the Environment
The effects of building a massive concrete wall range from increased emissions to expensive and potentially damaging climate impacts. This infographic was designed to raise awareness of this...
Typhoon Footprints in 68 years
Every summer, typhoons rage in the southeast coast of China, causing great losses to the coastal people. We visualized the tracks of all the 1832 typhoons since 1949, and unfolded the story around...
Insects: the little things that run our city
Insect biodiversity in the City of Melbourne
Tracking Energy Demands
Working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) we designed and produced a highly accessible, interactive data tool that allows users to explore how US energy usage and production has changed...
The shark is the most ferocious fish in the ocean. The shark existed on the earth three hundred million years before the advent of the dinosaurs, but we did not know that there were many different...
Sharknado Recreation #IronViz
An attempt to recreate a visual masterpiece by John Nelson in Tableau Desktop. This recreation published Tableau to its limits using the new spatial data connector and several QGIS manipulations...
Which Fish are Okay to Eat?
Fast food England: how many takeaways are near you?
There are now 56,638 fast food shops in England, occupying more than a quarter of all food outlets. Use our interactive map to get the full picture for your area.