David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

Creator(s) David McCandless
Description Video overview of data visualization, along with review questions and resources
Use Understand basic concepts of good data visualization
Date July 2010
License Copyright TED Conferences, distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license
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David McCandless turns complex data sets, like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and 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.

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