Nicholas Felton reveals secrets of visualising data for The New York Times Sunday Book Review

7 January 2016

Information designer and early adopter of the idea of the “quantified self” Nicholas Felton is set to teach his secrets to the public in a new online class. The designer, who released his final ever annual report late last year, had until then created an Annual Report each year that laid out his personal data, from weight to how many miles he’d flown to the books he’d read and the photographs he’d taken. Formed of infographics and charts, these became the Feltron Annual Reports. Since then the work has appeared in MoMA’s permanent collection and Nicholas went on to help shape the Facebook timeline design.

In the new 90-minute Skillshare class, he will first run through his process for creating a never-before-seen visualisation of The New York Times Sunday Book Review, and then teach people how to “condense the news” by building a data set from a newspaper section’s words or images. This will then be designed into a single graphic.

The first 100 people to click here can enroll in the class for free

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