Spotlight Interview: Communicating Data with Naomi B. Robbins

“I think I always had an interest in data visualization, although I may not have realized it,” says Naomi B. Robbins about her work today as the principal at NBR Graphs. When she isn't working one-on-one with clients, she's traveling around the world to give speeches and seminars at universities, professional societies, and conferences. All of these efforts focus on one key element: Teaching others how to communicate their data more clearly.

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Spotlight Interview: Cristina Vanko on Art and Design

Last March she won one of the elusive Information is Beautiful Awards - the world’s "first open contest to celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art" - only one year after she graduated college. Now, Cristina Vanko works in Indianapolis as a designer for Developer Town, helping companies create visual designs for their mobile apps.

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Spotlight Interview: James Ball on the Crossroads Between Investigative and Data Journalism

“I’m something of an accidental data journalist,” admits James Ball on how he first entered the field of journalism. Accident or not, Ball has certainly been making a name for himself with his renowned reporting on both data and investigative stories at the internationally acclaimed British newspaper the Guardian.

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Featured Chart: How Much Are You Spending on Mom?

Consumers are becoming more confident in their spending habits, and moms will reap these benefits this year as spending continues to grow for Mother's Day. In a press release published by NRF this week, they used data from BIGinsight's annual Mother's Day spending survey that revealed people celebrating this holiday will spend an average of $168.94 on their moms, an 11% increase from last year's $152.52.

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