Information is Beautiful Awards
Arts, Entertainment & Culture
Leisure, Games & Sport
Places, Spaces & Environment
Current Affairs & Politics
People, Language & Identity
Politics & Global
Science, Technology & Health
2022 Special Category: COVID-19 Visualizations
Visualization & Information Design
Who Am I?
A description of who I am. What is obvious to state and what do you tell someone who doesn't know anything about you?
The way we speak has an enormous effect on our identities. As part of a series on digital identity, we used a UNESCO dataset and D3.js to create a visual essay about the world's endangered...
Race In America
Using census data we created a voronoi tessellation of majority race data and then mapped it at the national and local level. Maps reveal macro- and micro-views of how people live in the United...
The Demographics of Others
I think we can all benefit from knowing a little more about others who aren’t like us (or who are), no matter how small the tidbits. Select sex, age group, and race to see the demographics of...
What Makes People The Most Happy
It’s in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles.
Even at Shanghai’s ‘Marriage Market,’ it’s Hard to Find a Date
“Even at Shanghai’s ‘marriage market’, it’s hard to find a date” is a data analysis of personal matchmaking ads. The Paper and Sixth Tone collected hundreds of ads from the “marriage market” in...
Explore how your choices impact your child's education in the Chicago public school system.
How I Met Your Mother Through Your Grandparents
Every weekend, Shanghai People’s Park will be packed by groups of people, who are mostly middle aged and have children that they deem should get married soon, if not already late, and who're in...
Both men and women have crafted the world as we know it. Now, just for a minute, take a quick look around. Think about your work or your hobbies. How many women are a reference in those fields?
Educational Trajectories of Pupils at High School Level
A microsite with to different visualizations provides information about different educational trajectories of high school pupils in the canton of Zurich (Switzerland). A Scrollytelling...
Writing Systems of the World
This wallchart is a celebration of global typography. It compares every major writing system used in the world today (as well as a few key historical ones) and is comprised of over 2000 symbols in...
Human Mating Seasons
The surprising link between your birthday and place of birth— in one heat map
The Delights and Frustrations of Learning Chinese Characters
As a Chinese-Canadian, I am always thinking of fun ways to learn Chinese. I have developed a method of learning Chinese characters from songs. The overall learning process can be both fun and...
The Good, the Bad and the Parity
Gender inequality does not start in the workplace - many women are born into unsafe environments with inadequate access to health care and technology.
Loss in Translation
A study on the non-invertibility of translation between languages, Loss in Translation analyzes how the top thousand nouns in English are translated to other languages and back. This is interesting...
Keep Your Roots
Keep Your Roots is an infographic that tracks how native language is lost in each generation. From surveying 70 Asian-Americans, aged 18–30 in California, the majority of their loss was due to the...
Perceptions of Probability
These are a couple of polls inspired by the Sherman Kent CIA study shown in the images below (discussion in this thread). I was super happy when they matched up. The raw data came from...
How to disagree well: 7 of the best and worst ways to argue
Many find themselves arguing with someone on the Internet, especially in these days fraught with political tensions. A great tool, the web also seems to drive dispute. A classic essay from one of...
Figures in the Sky
No matter where you are on Earth, we all look up to the same sky during the dark nights. You might see a different section of it, nevertheless the stars have always fascinated humans. And even...
The world as one hundred people
Percentages of the world population as 100 people.
Dasavatara : Semiosis And Iconography
Hindu Mythology is a rich treasure trove of legends and fables. Vishnu is one of the Holy Trinity in Hinduism, responsible for protecting the Universe. The legend of the Ten Incarnations of Vishnu...
The ages people are happiest with their money, their looks, and their life, in one chart
What does it take to be happy? For the majority of people, it seems like all it takes is time.
Visualizing Toxicity In Twitter Conversations
A healthy Twitter conversation can be seen as one with long chains of replies that have little to no toxic messaging. For a conference talk urging cultivation of healthier conversations, I...
Women Lose Out to Men Even Before They Graduate From College
This piece explores job prospects for male and female college graduates. Through extensive data analysis, research and reporting, it finds that the careers that college-educated women take tend to...
Forms Of Attraction
Forms of Attraction clusters images from the MET's Costume Institute into items sharing similar form. This was done through machine learning to uncover new relationships between items beyond...
A visual experiment that evaluates the evolving graphic symbolism of the United States, True Colors is a collection of flags generated from the 2016 American Community Survey. Each flag is based on...
How Long it Took the Richest People to Become Billionaires
The richest people in the world found success at various ages. Warren Buffett spent over 25 years as a millionaire before becoming a billionaire, while it took Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos less...
Women's Clothing Retailers Are Still Ignoring The Reality Of Size In The US
It sounds like hyperbole, but it isn’t: Half of American women struggle to find jeans that fit at the mall. More specifically, only 13% of women’s jeans in brick and mortar stores are available for...
Getting so much better all the time? Think again.
Respondents to polls say they expect their lives to improve with time. In general, they do not.
Women's Pockets are Inferior
Few things are more frustrating than collecting your belongings only to realize that your pants pockets can’t fit them. For wearers of women’s clothes, the struggle is real. Like many things on the...