David McCandless explores the potential of data visualisation as a new direction for journalism and storytelling [Flickr]

David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web.

His design work has appeared in over 40 publications internationally including The Guardian, Wired and Die Zeit.

Recently, he has championed the use of infographics and data visualisations to explore new directions for journalism and design - and to discover new stories in the seas of data swamping and surrounding us.

His blog and his book Information Is Beautiful are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge and data - all with the minimum of text. 

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net | @infobeautiful

His clients include Amnesty International, The Guardian, BBC, Google, GE, Wired, UNESCO.

Source: Al Jazeera