The winners of Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

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Kantar Information is Beautiful awards

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The Missing Migrants Map

by Valerio Pellegrini and Michele Mauri

‘The Missing Migrants Map’ is the visual representation of all the incidents recorded by “The Missing Migrants Project”.

This visualization is based on the data tracked by the “Missing Migrants Project”, a joint initiative of IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and Media and Communications Division (MCD).

The projects aims at tracking all the deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide. The research behind this project began with the October 2013 tragedies, when at least 368 migrants died in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Since then, Missing Migrants Project has developed into an important hub and advocacy source of information that media, researchers, and the general public access for the latest information.

Missing Migrants Project uses statistical data from governments and sources other agencies, as well as NGOs and media.

Data has been filtered on 2015 incidents happened in the european and mediterranean area.

The map is characterized by a purely geographical guise, to show both the morphology of the territory, and to highlight the fact that we all are citizens of the world.

The visualization was originally developed in september 2015, than updated in february 2016 with new events.


The Chart of Cosmic Exploration

by PopChart Lab

Probe the solar system from Mercury to Pluto with this stellar schematic of space exploration! From the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015, this color-coded chart traces the trajectories of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip the surly bonds of Earth’s orbit and successfully complete its mission—a truly astronomical array of over 100 exploratory instruments in all. Featuring hand-illustrated renderings of each spacecraft juxtaposed against the serried giants of our solar system, this galactic survey is a testament to man’s forays into the grand cosmic ballet.


Data Cuisine

by Moritz Stefaner, Dr Susanne Jaschko

Can food be a medium? What is the taste of data?

The Data Cuisine Workshop is an experimental investigation on the representation of data with culinary means, or — if you like — edible diagrams. It is an initiative by prozessagenten, process by art and design with data visualization expert Moritz Stefaner.

We research ways to represent local open data in local food, through its inherent qualities such as color, form, texture, smell, taste, nutrition, origin etc.

The workshop is a collaborative research experience, blurring the boundaries between teachers and participants, data and food. At its end, an local data menu is created and publicly tasted.

Up to now, we have done workshops in Helsinki, Barcelona, Leeuwarden, Basel, Berlin, Gembloux, Belgium and Boston.


Roads to Rome

by moovel Lab

“Roads to Rome” is a data visualization project exploring one of the biggest unsolved quests of mobility: Do all roads really lead to Rome?

The project resides somewhere between data visualisation and data art, unveiling mobility patterns at a large scale down to detailed views of urban mobility fabric.


Feature section Objektivno

by Dnevnik / The Visual Daily team

Objektivno was an internationally acclaimed project of Dnevnik, second largest newspaper in Slovenia, exploring journalism that bridged data, code, text and image. It appeared on the back page of Saturday supplement Objektiv that reaches about 30.000 people in Slovenia through print and further 250.000 through digital distribution.

The project ended in August 2016 after running continuously (each week) for more than four years. Submitted below is just a small selection of work from our feature section, done in the last year.


Using data from Geodetic Administration Office we analyzed the most common prefixes and suffixes of the town/village names in Slovenia and offered interpretations of geographical patterns.


Using data from five meteorological stations in different parts of Slovenia we visualized how much hours of sunlight each location got in the last five years. The differences were quite noticeable, so we calculated how much solar panels would you need on each location to sustain the average energy needs of a single-family house with 3 inhabitants and a two-family house with 6 inhabitants.


Spies in the Skies

by Peter Aldhous and Charles Seife

America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off.


by Kiln is an ambitious interactive WebGL map of commercial shipping movements based on hundreds of millions of data points from throughout 2012 (the most recent year for which all the raw input data was available). The project’s aim is to highlight for a broad audience the extraordinary scale of modern commercial shipping, the routes these huge vessels take around the world, the geographic spread of different types of cargo boats, and the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.

The unique base map shows ocean depth and major rivers, while the ships can be viewed as a high-resolution animation of movements over time (the ‘ships’ view) or as a plot showing all the positions at once (the ‘routes’ view), optionally colour-coded by ship type. A Talkie voiceover with music introduction sets the scene and provides an explanatory tour of the map.


Animated Infographic Microsite on E-Commerce


The Swiss Post recently presented various information and resources on e-commerce. The scrollable microsite conveys the notion of e-commerce being more than just an online shop. Interdisciplinary collaboration, quality of the data and the conception of powerful visualizations accompanying journalistic articles were the major project challenges for YAAY. Visual storytelling and content selection were especially critical due to the broad target audience including novices and experts alike.


2016 Election Forecast

by FiveThirtyEight

The election forecast is FiveThirtyEight’s signature interactive project. The state of the 2016 general election, both nationally and in ever state, is captured in an extensive series of interactive maps, charts and tables.


Explore the complicated network of allies and enemies in Syria’s civil war

by Quartz

An interactive representation of the relationships in Syria as they stand today.


The sum of the parts

by Alberto Lucas López

China’s rapid economic growth has been the envy of the world for two decades.


Olympic Feathers – Visualizing all gold medal winners since 1896

by Nadieh Bremer

This interactive data visualization shows all of the 5100 Olympic gold medal winners since the 1st Olympic Games of 1896 (and the current Olympic Records). They are ordered by sport, edition, gender, and continent. By hovering over the medals you can see which person or team won the gold and by hovering over the time-line in the bottom of each circle you can see one particular Olympic Games highlighted to help you find your own interesting stories.

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