A source of inspiration
Once every year we get to admire the crown jewels of dataviz, thanks to the Information is Beautiful awards. This year we are truly spoilt for choice. The humanitarian cause may have its own category, but what surprised us is the level of creativity and how good causes populate other categories too. Whether is exploring gender stereotypes through Shakespeare's plays, crashing myths about the connection between immigrants and crime rates, or how more people voting doesn't necessarily translates into more democracy, data visualization is helping to sell the story.
But in case you want a rest from all development-related graphs during your Xmas holidays, the awards also offer exciting long reads such as this one about an historic artic disaster.