David McCandless

Information Designer, Author

David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and the web. His design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The GuardianWired, and Die Zeit. Recently, he has championed the use of infographics and data visualizations to explore new directions for journalism and design – and to discover new stories in the seas of data swamping and surrounding us.

 

  • David McCandless` Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects David McCandless`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

  • David McCandless`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects David McCandless`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

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Data Visualization, Infographics and Learning:

David McCandless is an information designer, visualizer and author of the Information Is Beautiful book and online resource. David demonstrates through his own work how it is possible to cut through information overload and make sense of the vast ...

David McCandless is an information designer, visualizer and author of the Information Is Beautiful book and online resource. David demonstrates through his own work how it is possible to cut through information overload and make sense of the vast quantity of data that we are confronted with in our everyday lives.

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Data Visualization: Changing the Way We See the World:

Award-winning writer, designer and author, David McCandless turns complex data sets – like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates – into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and ...

Award-winning writer, designer and author, David McCandless turns complex data sets – like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates – into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. As a data journalist, McCandless’ genius is in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other, which ultimately changes the way we see the world.

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About Keynote Speaker David McCandless

David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and the web.

David McCandless’s design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The GuardianWired and Die Zeit. Recently, he has championed the use of infographics and data visualizations to explore new directions for journalism and design – and to discover new stories in the seas of data swamping and surrounding us.

His blog and book, Information Is Beautiful explore the potential of data visualization as a new direction for journalism and story-telling, dedicated to visualizing ideas, issues, knowledge and data – all with the minimum of text.

The use of infographics, data visualizations and information design is a rising trend across many disciplines: science, design, journalism and the Internet. At the same time, daily exposure to the web is creating an incredibly design-literate population.  Could this be a new language?

David McCandless shares his passion for the exciting potential of this merging of design, information, text and story, and unveils some of the interesting, unexpected and sometimes magical things that happen when you visualize data, knowledge and ideas. Admitting that his book is as full of mistakes as it is successes, he also explores some of the common pitfalls, traps and FAILS that dog this nascent design form.

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Information is beautiful, and in an age of high-speed living and info-overload, visualized information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

Using examples from his book and blog, David McCandless shares his thoughts on what makes successful information visualization as well as journalistic tips, especially for designers, on how to zero in on interesting data and subjects – and how designing information exposes your own biases and changes your views about the world. When you visualize information in this way, you can start to see the patterns and connections that matter, and then design that visual information so that it tells a story, or conveys a message, focusing only on the information that’s important or interesting.

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