It seems each year the standard just gets higher & variations get more creative. This is partly reflected in the change of categories for awards. Rather than now focusing on the method, interactive/mobile/infographic etc, they focus on content.
This makes sense and supports the maxim, that data visualisation is effective if (and only if) it helps you with the task intended. Graphic designers can create charts that are works of art, but if they do not help you better understand what is needed, they have failed. (more…)