Serious information used to be relayed in words, graphs and charts - pictures were just pretty window dressing. That's all changing, says David McCandless, author of the book Information is Beautiful, on the BBC site.
"In this age of information overload, a new solution is emerging that could help us cope with the oceans of data surrounding and swamping us. It's called information visualisation.
The approach is simple: apply the rules of visual design to information - make information into images, rather than text. "
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