Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Keep infographics weird: Panel about visualization in Austin

'Make infographics clear' is an ideal that lies at the core of my own design philosophy. However, I may consider updating it temporarily to 'keep infographics weird' right before the discussion I'm going to moderate at the International Symposium of Online Journalism two weeks and half from now. The program of the conference is impressive, and so is the list of participants in the graphics panel, titled "Data visualization: creating a new language to communicate big data."

Here they are:

• Chiqui Esteban, graphics editor, Boston Globe
• Hannah Fairfield, senior graphics editor, The New York Times
• Scott Klein, editor of news applications, ProPublica
• Kim Rees, partner & head of data visualization, Periscopic
• Lisa Strausfeld, global head of data visualization, Bloomberg

See you in Austin.


  1. Very cool! Don't miss Ironworks BBQ in Austin.

    Anyway, I keep asking people, "How big is big data?" And the answers I get are all vague.

    What is the standard? How big does it have to be to be Big?

  2. I had that question on my list already. Thanks for the reminder, Andy

  3. "Creating a new language to communicate big data" is an intriguing title. Does BioFabric (www.BioFabric.org) qualify in that regard? Some might call it weird, but by representing nodes as lines instead of as points, it is possible to visualize large networks while avoiding the hairball... and is a new way to look at and understand big data. I'm interested in your thoughts. Thanks!