Information is Beautiful: The infographic shortlist

The Missing Migrants Map The Missing Migrants Map Valerio Pellegrini
31 Oct
2016
From US debt to cosmic exploration, water use to missing migrants, these 15 infographics are in the running for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

It is the biggest beauty contest for data. On 2 November, the Information is Beautiful Awards will be celebrating the most thoughtful, provocative and eye-catching visualisations created in the last year.

Now in its fifth year, the awards are a collaboration between data consultancy group Kantar and data journalist, David McCandless. A total of six awards are up for grabs, under the categories of infographic, interactive visualisation, data journalism, dataviz website, dataviz project, data visualisation. Though the standards are high, the competition is open to all and has become a level playing field for NGOs, designers, commercial media and students alike. Each entry is judged by a panel of 30 experts as well as a public vote.

‘With more entries in 2016 than any previous year, this is undoubtedly our strongest shortlist yet,’ says McCandless. ‘It makes sense as the art and science of making information beautiful is now a staple part of our media diet. Whether it’s rich interactives allowing us to explore the complexity of war in Syria, or stark graphics helping us to understand the gender gap at a glance, visualisation helps turn data into something people can see, feel and understand.’

Below are the 15 entries for the infographic category. Some are longer than shown, click on the image to see full view.

The Climate Contest, Heather Jones

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When the World Washes, Kantar Worldpanel

IIB2

 

Garbage Sorting Recycling Feature, Pei Lei He, Nanjing University of the Arts

IIB3

 

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics, Neomam Studios

IIB4

 

Visualizing the Size of the US National Debt, The Money Project

IIB15

 

The Missing Migrants Map, Valerio Pellegrini

IIB5

 

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration, PopCart Lab

IIB11

 

Swanh.net (Star Wars: a new hope), Martin Panchaud

IIB12

 

The last star in the Universe: Red Dwarfs explained

 

Leicester’s Cinderella Season, Alberto Lucas Lopez

IIB10

 

Beatles Analysis, Adam E McCann

IIB14

 

A Genealogy of Scientific Racism, Feroze Alam

IIB6

 

The Net of Terror, Marco Giannini

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Animated Infographic Microsite on E-Commerce, YAAY

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Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet, John Manoogian

IIB7

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