Are We In The Infographic Era?


OK, there seems to be a bit of a thread going on here with my recent blog posts. The Andreas Templin item got some good feedback via Twitter. Andreas contacted me via Twitter too which is great. Rather annoyingly I missed the Hans Rosling program so I will have to catch it on iPlayer.

Anyway I Tweeted about online stats of relationship breakups earlier and you will find the full story here in David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization.

There’s a lot here about information design, put the coffee on and have a look, some of it is quite funny, really (sorry about the ads, it is Rolex though, so that’s OK, sort of.) Actually the ad is rather good, oh no, they’ve just mentioned the fabulous Sea Dweller.

Hans Rosling’s 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

iPad – no video?

I have previously commented about my love of statistics so here is a quick plug for The Joy of Stats soon to be aired on BBC4. This video is here because Rosling is bringing the subject alive through the power of design and visuals. Look and learn.

Hans Rosling’s 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation.

In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes.

Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.