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In Images: Top Winners of 'Information Is Beautiful' Awards

Flowing Data

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(Image credit: Nathan Yau)

In the Dataviz website category of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, FlowingData, capturing gold, helps everyone understand it from different points of view.

Visualising Data

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(Image credit: Andy Kirk)

Winning silver in the Dataviz website category, VisualisingData.com provides a rich variety of content that chars the development of the visualization field while profiling professional services offered by Visualising Data Ltd.

Data USA

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(Image credit: Deloitte - insights from industry, government officials, and citizens to inform designs, ideation Macro Connections, MIT Media Lab group - user insights to inform designs, ideation)

Bringing U.S. government data to the people, Data USA, a free and open source platform, combines data from many U.S. statistical agencies in close to 2 million visualizations. The site snagged gold in the the Commercial/Biz Project category of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

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IBM Watson News Explorer

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(Image credit: Steven Ross - Lead Developer Timothy Stutts - Designer / developer Megan Monroe - Developer Mauro Martino - Manager / designer)

Using AlchemyData News API to construct a news information network presenting massive volumes of news results in an understandable fashion, the IBM Watson News Explorer captured silver Commercial/Biz Project category. Natural language revealing interconnected heterogenous details accompanied by linked visualizations encourage exploration and discovery on the site.

The sum of the parts

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(Image credit: Alberto Lucas López)

This chart expressing China's rapid economic growth garnered gold in the Community Awards category of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

WTFViz

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(Image credit: Drew Skau)

Nonsensical infographics and dataviz from WTF Visualizations, snagging silver in the Community Awards category, draw a Twitter community into discussion of why.

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The BMJ Infographics

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(Image credit: Will Stahl-Timmins)

Coming from the basis that visual presentations can help consumers find needed information quickly and easily, Will Stahl-Timmins with BMJ Infographics was chosen as a Rising Star in the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

Olympic Feathers

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(Image credit: Nadieh Bremer - Design concept, data wrangling and coding)

Also chosen as a Rising Star, Nadieh Bremer created this visualization of all Olympic gold medal winners since 1896 (5100 in all).

Income Inequality

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(Image credit: Herwig Scherabon)

Receiving a Student Award, Herwig Scherabon created two large prints to express income inequality in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Garbage sorting

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(Image credit: Pei Lei Ye)

An assignment for a class, Pei Lei Ye's garbage recycling chart earned a Student Award from the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.