The business of heroes needs saving from the crushing weight of its own data. The Marvel team thinks they’ve built a solution: a massive database that uses graph theory to give fans a simple take on characters that span comics, movies, and video games.
John Nelson’s infographic, “Five Years of Traffic Fatalities,” comprises charts and maps made with little more than Excel spreadsheets.
Making sense of our data-saturated world requires a combination of technical and design skill. Nicholas Felton, also known as Feltron, is among the most talented creators of information graphics and data visualizations working today. His Annual Reports — the most recent of which is a visualization of his father’s life — will change the way you think about your personal data. In this episode, I talked to Felton about what to look for in creating infographics that help communicate data rather than hinder it.