David McCandless - The beauty of data visualization

David McCandless – The beauty of data visualization

David McCandless draws beautiful conclusions from complex datasets — thus revealing unexpected insights into our world. He turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.

“We need relative figures that are connected to other data so that we can see a fuller picture, and then that can lead to us changing our perspective.”

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