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Stories by Jen Christiansen

How I Reconciled My Love for Art and Science

In college in the 1990s, I suffered an identity crisis. Was I a scientist or an artist? I loved the clarity and order inherent to the scientific process; ask questions, set up methodologies, collect data, analyze...

January 7, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

The Best American Infographics

“The same forces that have made it possible for infographics to proliferate have also made us hungry for them. We are deluged with information, and infographics promise to make sense of it.....

October 11, 2013 — Jen Christiansen
Scientific American Graphics Win 3 Bronze Medals at Malofiej

Scientific American Graphics Win 3 Bronze Medals at Malofiej

Last week, the world information graphics community convened in Pamplona, Spain, for the 21st annual Malofiej International Infographics Summit and Awards, organized by the Spanish chapter of the Society for News Design...

March 18, 2013 — Jen Christiansen

Scientific American Graphics Win 3 Bronze Medals at Malofiej

[caption id="attachment_1009" align="aligncenter" width="605" caption="Bronze medal award-winning portfolio of Graphic Science pages from the pages of Scientific American."] [/caption] Last week, the world information graphics community convened in Pamplona, Spain, for the 21st annual Malofiej International Infographics Summit and Awards, organized by the Spanish chapter of the Society for News Design...

March 18, 2013 — Jen Christiansen

Storytelling with Big Data: Thoughts on VISUALIZED

As an attendee at the inaugural VISUALIZED conference last week in New York City, I was ready to experience, as the website described, “an inspiring two-day gathering with the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data; and gain insight into designing data-driven narratives [...]..

November 14, 2012 — Jen Christiansen

Storytelling with Big Data: Thoughts on VISUALIZED

[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Courtesy of Andy Kirk, visualisingdata.com"] [/caption] As an attendee at the inaugural VISUALIZED conference last week in New York City, I was ready to experience, as the website described, "an inspiring two-day gathering with the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data; and gain insight into designing data-driven narratives that connect with audiences and visualize the human experience." The event certainly delivered on that promise...

November 14, 2012 — Jen Christiansen
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