Thursday, February 01, 2007

Amazing Demonstrations of World Demographics

This is an amazing demonstration of how data can come alive with some smart visualization to really give you a solid mental model for the subject matter. The software he's using is hosted by Google, called Gapminder. Gapminder is also the name of the non-profit that is creating these visualization tools built on top of the demographic data that the UN collects.

1 comment:

mustafa aka CMUstafa said...

Hey Ryan -- So, I was on F'book, looking at an event invite from Lauren, and was browsing around and soon found myself here. Just wanted to say hi and send a link to a website as eye-catching as the presentation you posted. By the way, it may very well be an objective fact that TedTalks rock!

Good luck with work and the music! And, here’s the link:

http://www.worldmapper.org/

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