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Japan’s earthquake tragedy: the best and worst infographics

March 19, 2011 by

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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 […]

Hacks and Hackers London: data visualisation

February 24, 2011 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 […]

Top five free websites for visualising data

January 6, 2011 by

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By BEN WHITELAW Data visualisation is in vogue. New organisations are beginning to use large sets of data to tell stories and journalists are subsequently being told to to learn to turn numbers into something more meaningful. But, if you’re new to data and have no experience of visualising it, how is best to start […]

Facebook chart shows infographics aren’t always serious

November 9, 2010 by

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by BEN WHITELAW Seeing Stories makes no apologies for focusing on the serious side of infographics of late. But it’s important to point out that we do recognise they aren’t used exclusively around the Comprehensive Spending Review or gritty, serious topics. In fact, we’d go as far as saying that infographics are just as useful […]