In Brief

In the current state of data overflow the need for comprehensive and recipient-savvy visualization is greater than ever.

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In the current state of data overflow the need for comprehensive and recipient-savvy visualization is greater than ever. David McCandless, infographic guru and author of Information is Beautiful, explains the need for using rich images to explain relationships between gluts of information:

“Data is the new soil. For me it feels like a fertile creative medium, and data visualizations and infographics are flowers blooming from this medium. If you look [at data sets] directly, they’re just a bunch of numbers and disconnected facts. But if you start working with them and looking at them in a certain way, interesting things can be revealed.”

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