Staying safe, then and now

Are things getting better? It doesn’t feel like it. Paris salons, Shanghai Disney reopen despite global alarm over second coronavirus wave – Reuters News that the “reproduction rate” – the number of people each person with the disease goes on to infect – had surged back to 1.1 in Germany cast a shadow over the … Continue reading “Staying safe, then and now”

It’s not all bad news

I think I might not bother keeping up with current affairs for a while, it’s all too ridiculous. Basically, another prime minister, another deal, another vote. How much of Johnson’s ‘great new deal’ is actually new? As MPs prepare to vote on Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal agreement, Guardian analysis shows that less than 5% of the … Continue reading “It’s not all bad news”

Data disasters

Check out this interactive ‘balloon race’ data visualisation from Information Is Beautiful, of all the major data breaches from the last ten years. Billions of records. You can choose to highlight the items by year or data sensitivity, and filter for different sectors like academic, governmental or the media. World’s biggest data breaches & hacks … Continue reading “Data disasters”

What makes good governance?

In an attempt to get rid of the sour taste left in our mouths from yesterday’s post about the rise of populist politics, here are some more award-winning data visualisations via David McCandless and the Information is Beautiful people. The winners of the World Data Visualization Prize Conducted in partnership with the World Government Summit, … Continue reading “What makes good governance?”

The best data visualisation work of 2018

Another end of year roundup, this time looking at data visualisation design. Information is Beautiful Awards 2018: The Winners Let’s raise a glass to dataviz that pushes boundaries, illuminates truth, and celebrates beauty. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Information is Beautiful Awards journey this year – now see which entries took … Continue reading “The best data visualisation work of 2018”

HE fall, environmental data

Figures suggest that the fall in the number applying to university is mostly owing to a glut of applications in 2010 Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group, which represents the UK’s 20 leading universities including Oxford and Cambridge, said it was too early to predict how many students would end up at university … Continue reading “HE fall, environmental data”