Learn to Do Dataviz in Your Pyjamas!

Due to current world events and popular demand, we’ve moved all our training events to interactive online seminars.

For the first time, you can learn our concept-driven approach to data-visualisation and infographics creation – online.

The training format we use actually lends itself very well to a virtual set up. IIB founder & author David McCandless (er, myself) will present live, screen-share and take host discussions with participants around the world on Zoom. The platform also has virtual breakout rooms, so we’ll be doing the same exercises and Q&As.

UK, EU & US timezones. Tickets are selling fast for the first series.

» N. America East Coast – Tues 14th Apr (sold out)
» N. America West Coast – Tues 27th Apr
» N. America East Coast – Mon 18th May

» United Kingdom – Tue 5th May (nearly sold out)
» United Kingdom – Tue 30th June

» Western Europe – Tue 16th June

Discounts available for students, educators, freelancers, NGOs & others.

Maybe see you online shortly,

COVID-19 Coronavirus Infographic Data Pack

We made an infographic of the best COVID-19 / Coronavirus charts floating around, plus some of our own – all with the latest data

We’ll plan to keep it updated every few days.

» See the graphic
» Explore the Data:

» Look at all infectious diseases in context under the Microbescope
» Mountains out of molehills: a timeline of media-inflamed fears
» Our response to the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu epidemic was the fastest ever (this is day 69)

Learn a concept-driven approach to data-visualization & data story-telling

North America & UK. Details on our 2020 trainings.

**NOTE: Due to current world events, these events are now live virtual online seminars using Zoom**

» N. America East Coast – Tues 14th Apr (nearly sold out)
» N. America West Coast – Tues 27th Apr
» N. America East Coast – Mon 18th May

» United Kingdom – Tue 5th May (nearly sold out)
» United Kingdom – Tue 30th June

» Western Europe – Tue 16th June

What’s it about?

Discover how we produce popular projects like Beautiful News and Based On A True True Story.

Learn our process for generating compelling, interesting and beautiful visualisations at scale.

Enjoy a tour of the current visualisation tool space.

Sharpen your existing approach with concept-led tricks & thinking.

Full details here.

Here’s what attendees are saying: hashtag #iibwab

100 Days of Beautiful News

Happy Birthday Beautiful News! We’ve just published the 100th graphic in our project celebrating good news, positive trends, uplifting statistics and facts.

To celebrate, we’ve compiled a few uplifting statistics about the Beautiful News project itself.

We’ve published 12 Clean Energy graphics, 5 on Conflict & Crime, 17 on Eco & Climate, 28 on Health, 7 on Nature & Animals, 15 on Quality of Life, 7 on Society & Community, 13 on Women & Girls, and 3 that don’t really fit into any of those categories. (A few graphics sit in more than one category).

Your favourite images to date have been:

  1. Every Single Country Has Seen a Reduction in Child Deaths (since 1950)
  2. Everyone, Everywhere Is Living Longer
  3. The World Has Gained a Fourth Type of Chocolate Outside of Dark, Milk & White – RUBY
  4. Natural Disasters Are Far Less Deadly
  5. Women Can Finally Vote Everywhere
  6. It’s Legal to Be Homosexual in the Majority of World Countries
  7. Homicides Are Falling Around the World
  8. The Best Things in Life Really Are Free
  9. Far More Unites Us Than Divides Us
  10. 100 Countries Have Banned Plastic Bags


Now, we best get moving. 265 more (and a book) to go!

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Make 2020 The Year You Learn Dataviz

Enjoy our visualization work? Seen our interactives? Loving Beautiful News?

Tickets are selling fast for our London workshop on 14 January 2020.

David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his concept-driven process and method for creating successful, impactful and memorable dataviz and infographics.

Participants have described our workshops as “awesome”, and “amazing” (check out more attendee feedback).

We’ll also be in Canada in April 2020. Sign up to our notification list to be the first to find out when tickets are on sale for Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

» Get your London ticket now
» Sign up for Canada dates
» Other upcoming workshops