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Nicholas Felton

Graphic designer Nicholas Felton is obsessed with data. He explores data to create a wonderful story through information graphics. He knows how many songs he’s listened to and how much it costs him per mile to fly. Felton visualizes these numerous details in personal “Annual Reports.” At PopTech 2009, Felton examines what a weeklong-snapshot of New York Times’ front pages reveals about America.

Nick Felton: Tracing Our Lives from PopTech on Vimeo.

Check out his projects

He has worked on a number of projects including his wonderful data collection platform and he has more recently been working with Facebook where he is credited with working on the new design for the profile page.
Read more at Fast Company’s blog

Explore his work on

Below is a screenshot from my customized interface of Felton’s Daytum website.

Here is Nicholas Felton with one of his annual reports. Explore his work on

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Nicholas Felton spends much of his time thinking about data, charts and our daily routines. He is the author of several Personal Annual Reports that weave numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps and statistics that reflect the year’s activities. He is the co-founder of, and currently a member of the product design team at Facebook. His work has been profiled in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Good Magazine and has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company.

Nicholas Felton

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This blog is for inspiration and education related to the Parsons Design 4 Information Design and Visualization course taught by Andrew Robinson. The objectives of this class are to help students in the Strategic Design Studies program to learn how to create effective information design as a tool for communication. Beauty in form and function, which communicates ideas effectively, is our goal.
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