If you love infographics, you probably have Nicholas Felton to thank, at least a little bit. Six years ago, he started compiling an "Annual Report" of his life, compiling all of the little day-to-day details of an entire year into a volume of infographics. That little project has caught on, inspiring graphic designs to create countless similar projects, and helping touch off the current rage for infographics. - Fast Company
Nicholas Felton is fascinated with data as a shorthand for the routines and milestones of our lives. He is the author of several Personal Annual Reports that weave numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps and statistics reflecting the year’s activities. He was the co-founder of Daytum.com, a website for collecting and communicating daily data, and now works on the timeline product at Facebook. His work has been profiled in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Good Magazine, displayed at the Museum of Modern Art and Walker Art Center and he was recently named one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company.
Session: A Man of Few Words
A survey of recent experiments with quantitative storytelling, the resulting projects and processes.