Here at Creative Data we’re excited by any and all work that sets out to communicate research and data in beautiful, entertaining and engaging ways. That’s what we’re all about.
Although our aim is to work spatially with 3d installations, the majority of work in this area is going on graphically. David McCandless, author of Information is Beautiful, has made a big name for himself in this area and many many other talented graphic artists are now feeding into the fast flow of data visualisation that is coming our way.
Tom Uglow – one of our collaborators and Creative Lead at Google Lab (EMEA) – said to me recently that infographics are the new photojournalism – well, now that got my brain cells crackling I can tell you. I think he’s right by the way.
All this means that there’s A LOT of data visualisation work going on out there. So it’s right about time for a site dedicated to curating the best of the best. That’s why we’re excited about Visualizing.org, launched in Beta earlier this month. Packed full of graphic beauty – we recommend spending some time browsing around the site.
We love this graphic (below) by Karin von Ompteda that represents the 140 MPhil and PhD research students at the Royal College of Art, and their relationships to funding agencies as well as academic and industry partners. Research RCA commissioned the visualization as a large-format poster for its 2009 exhibition.