Information is Beautiful: David McCandless is a Data Detective

Aug 23, 2010

According to his TED Speaker bio, David McCandless is a Data Journalist. In his new book, Information Is Beautiful (UK; in the US, it’s being called The Visual Miscellaneum), David and his team of information designers explore a wide range of visualized data points in over 250 infographics.

In this TedTalk video, he explains his enjoyment as a “data detective” – discovering patterns in information data. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.  In particular, McCandless is interested in living data visualization and data mashups.

You can see the TedTalk video on or below.

Information is Beautiful Website:

David McCandless on Twitter: