David McCandless

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The man who created Information Is Beautiful and Knowledge Is Beautiful sees his role as ‘information design’ and data-journalism. He uses design to raise impact while meticulously retaining statistical rigour. In his speeches David shows how we can turn complex data sets into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections.

David began his career writing about video games, and also hacking into them. He’s also been a web editor, a comedy writer, a conceptual copywriter and written on programming. His work merges data and visual design, and he has had pieces exhibited at MOMA in New York, Tate Britain and the Wellcome Collection in London.