Here’s a quick graphic to help.
The Drake Equation & Seager Equation – Calculating the chance of extraterrestrial life
Are we alone in the universe? Is there life on other planets? Or has the Fermi Paradox kicked in?
Tune this interactive Drake Equation calculator to reveal the current chances of intelligent alien life in the universe.
And play with the lesser-known Seager Equation to calculate the chances of inhabited planets in our galactic neighbourhood.
David McCandless, Fabio Bergamaschi
Lifestyle Choices vs Cancer Risk
Information is Beautiful Awards 2018
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards is open for 2018.
Thanks to our beloved sponsor, we have $25k in cash prizes to give away. 25 expert judges plus a public vote, decide who takes away the trophies.
To mark our seventh year honouring the world’s most awesome information design, we present the Breaking News category – for work created to a tight deadline.
Ten 3 Metre Interactive Data-Visualizations in our First Digital Exhibition
Simultaneously a public, academic and research library, QNL is a beautiful, light-drenched arena dedicated to knowledge and information from all cultures and all ages.
We created ten interactive data-visualizations to run on a series of 3-metre touchscreen totems, two-sided, one face in English, the other Arabic.
The exhibition is a visual, interactive swim through many rich topics: the history of civilisation, Middle-Eastern science, social media & reading habits, plus our fabled Snake Oil Supplements graphics and updates of Timeline of the Far Future and the Billion Dollar O Gram.
One big learning: data-visualizations look great in Arabic! The calligraphic type adds elegance and curvature to the starker data shapes.
We found that huge touchscreens introduce all kinds of design and user-experience issues for interactive visualizations. Shaping bi-lingual data content to engage library audiences of all ages – and heights – was also challenging. We’ll reveal our process in a later post.
You’ll be seeing more exhibitions and installations from us in the future.
Until then, if you’re ever in Doha, don’t miss the incredible building, the million or so books, and the rather beautiful colonnade of data displays.
Design & creative direction David McCandless
Senior developer & technical direction Tom Evans
Developers Omid Kashan, Paul Barton, Emma Lewis, Fabio Bergamaschi
Researcher Stephanie Smith.
Writer Karl Webster
Project Management & Logistics Iram Quarashi, Yahya Wahbeh, Ruth Jobey
Totem technology Brandfirst
Thanks to Dr. Sohair F. Wastawy, Dr. Stuart Hamilton, Dr Abed N. Al-Sameai, and the entire QNL team for making this exhibition possible.
Who Owns Spotify? The Spotify Billionaires.
No surprises that the big four record-companies may own as much as 16% of Spotify, meaning a potential payout of up to $650 million.
Which they will no doubt immediately share with all the musicians and artists who have made Spotify such a desirable platform, right?
Intermental – A Glossary of (Possible) Tech-Induced Mental Disorders [INTERACTIVE]
Rhetological Fallacies [INTERACTIVE]
An interactive list of logical fallacies & rhetorical devices with everyday examples. Now in nine languages. Floss that brain. Never be duped again!