VISUALISED: George Osborne’s 2010 and 2011 Budget speeches

March 26, 2011
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BY BEN WHITELAW 2010 Budget speech – 24th March 2010 2011 Budget speech – 23 March 2011 Above are George Osborne’s two Budget speeches as Chancellor visualised into as word cloud generator on Many Eyes, showing the words used most frequently. The results could not be more astonishing. As you can see, the 2010 speech […]

Japan’s earthquake tragedy: the best and worst infographics

March 19, 2011
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BY BEN WHITELAW The news coverage of Japanese earthquake, and especially the first hand video of the resulting tsunami, has been extremely tough to watch for the sheer scale of the disaster. But the magnitude of the earthquake and the subsequent economic issues have led many media companies to turn to infographic and visualised data […]

Covering Libya: Do we need a mashup?

February 25, 2011
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By SARAH MORRISON Before Robert Fisk provided the first dispatch from Libya for The Independent on Thursday, there had been something of a media blackout imposed on the country. Despite the fact that there were reports that more than 1,000 protestors had died in the clash with security forces to end Gaddafi’s 42-year rule, websites […]

Hacks and Hackers London: data visualisation

February 24, 2011
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BY BEN WHITELAW AND JENNY STEVENS Seeing Stories went along to Hacks and Hackers on Wednesday night (23rd February) to hear about the way big media visualises data. A particular highlight was a talk from Scott-Fraser Byrne of the BBC data visualisation team about the development of infographics in relation to audience need. Some live […]

Those in the know: David White from photofilm producers Duckrabbit

February 23, 2011
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By BEN WHITELAW “What other ways are there to tell a story” is a question that’s been keeping us up late at night here at Seeing Stories. Are your coneventional audio/ video/ photo slideshow packages that we find on websites the world over the only way of narrating a tale? With that in mind, our […]

Those in the know: Applied Works lead designer Rob Jung

February 9, 2011
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BY JENNY STEVENS In the third part of our “Those in the know” series we speak to Rob Jung, lead designer at London-based creative agency Applied Works. They are shortlisted for a Design Week award for their iPad and web infographics for the Times. ROB JUNG 1) What would say is the role of infographics […]

Those in the know: founder of Innovative Interactivity Tracy Boyer

January 26, 2011
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By BEN WHITELAW In our second ‘Those in the know’ post, we chat to Tracy Boyer, founder and managing editor of Innovative Interactivity, which quite brilliantly markets itself as “a digital watering hole for multimedia enthusiasts”. TRACY BOYER 1) What would you say is the role of multimedia storytelling in the media? Where does data […]