David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web.
McCandless’ genius is not so much in finding jazzy new ways to show data – the actual graphics aren’t the real innovation here – as in finding fresh ways to combine data-sets to let them ping and prod each other.
His blog and best-selling books Information Is Beautiful (2009) and Knowledge is Beautiful (2014) are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge and data – and to discovering novel patterns and stories in the seas of data swamping and surrounding us.
David speaks about data, information & knowledge, creativity, design-thinking, analysis, story-telling, the art & utility of data-visualisation, info-graphics & concept mapping applicable across business, tech, science, communications, politics and culture. His talk is constantly evolving as he folds in new material and makes new discoveries.
David was a featured speaker at TED Global 2010, delivered the Bill & Melinda Gates Distinguished Lecture at Cambridge University, and has since shared his passion for data and design at over 100 international conferences and events.
His information design work has appeared in hundreds of publications internationally and online including The Guardian, Wired, and The Huffington Post.