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Average penis and breast size by country: here’s the data

March 31, 2011 by


These must be some of the web’s best infographics. One map shows the average breast size by country; the other, penis size in inches. Fun, huh? The first thing I did was look to see which country I fit in to… Did you? The United States and Russia comes off pretty well in the bust-department. […]

Data visualisation – is it art?

March 29, 2011 by


My colleagues on my City University Journalism MA recently wrote a great post about data journalism on the alumni website, X-City. For their article, ‘Data on data’, Jemima had commissioned a graphic designer, Jessica Palmer-Tomkinson to create infographics for them. This got me thinking about the blurring boundaries between visualised data and art. Are infographics […]

Obtaining and visualising data: Many Eyes

March 20, 2011 by


I had a go at obtaining data and turning it into a beautiful infographic. Here’s what I did: 1)      Issued a survey to fellow magazine journalists asking them to record the amount of alcohol they drank over one week. The quantity and type of drink. 2)      Received all data 3)      Put data into an excel […]