Full Interview: David McCandless on Information Design


David McCandless is something of a rock star in the world of information design. He's a data journalist and information designer based in London. He's also the author of the book and blog, Information is Beautiful. He issues "design challenges" and he recently announced the Hollywood Budgets Design Challenge. Basically, David released a huge data set about Hollywood movies over the last 5 years, including information such as budget, genre, and story type. I wanted to talk to David about this particular design challenge, but I also wanted to get his take on information design. Note: the design challenge is now closed, you can check out the winners here.

You can hear the full, uncut interview below, or download the MP3. [runs 15:53]

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If you enjoy this interview, you may also want to check out my interview with Fernanda Viegas on the Many Eyes project.

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