Winner HeadsUP! data visualization competition announced

The winner of the first HeadsUP! data visualization competition has just been announced: Richard Vijgen received an award for his beautiful visualization Seasonal and Longterm Changes in Groundwater Levels. Vijgen is an information designer who works in The Netherlands and is interested in exploring the boundaries between interactive media and the social, virtual and physical space. With his winning design he wanted to show "[..] on one hand the beauty and overwhelming complexity of the natural cycle of wet and dry seasons, and on the other hand, the alarming observation that this cycle is being broken by overconsumption of groundwater". Read more about Vijgen's motivations on Picnic's website.