The head of DV has the unique opportunity to develop the global leadership of Bloomberg in the area of data visualization. The successful applicant must be a recognized industry leader, have strong creative, editorial and technology experience, clear vision and a commitment to help Bloomberg become the most trusted name in news. In addition to a thorough grounding in graphic design and the aesthetics of data visualization, the head of DV must have the necessary mathematical / statistical skill set to identify, manage, and build data visualizations from the huge data sets available to Bloomberg. The successful applicant must have the potential to understand and embrace Bloomberg’s unique culture - a culture that, as our founder Mike Bloomberg has written, venerates openness, dedication, cooperation, performance, growth and fanatical service to customers. The head of Data Visualization will have operational and strategic responsibilities. We aren’t a think tank. We move quickly and we produce great results.
So, you like infographics, huh?
We know, because we do too. Not only do they look nifty, but a well crafted infographic can add many extra dimensions to a story, or present the facts in a way that words alone simply cannot convey.
But for the interested observer the question remains, how do I make compelling, innovative and shareable infographics to astound my friends? Wonder no more!
One shortcoming of even the best infographics is that data visualization is still just a clever way of looking at numbers. Danish designer Peter Ornoft has taken infographics off the page, photographing representations of data in real-world context, with a recent series of charts on hot-button topics.
On his website Orntoft writes:
The project deals with data from a list of the social related interests of the Danish people. The list is the result of an opinion poll from a major consultancy company in Denmark. I have used the context of specific opinion polls within each interest to shape and design diagrams. By doing so the receiver understands more layers of information about the data.
The image above captures Danish sentiment about immigrants wearing symbols of their Islamic faith in public. Others deal with opinions on healthcare and the effects of gang violence.