Dec 08

Data visualization: the story of global health and wealth

Data visualization is a really big deal. It always was, but the amount of data available is increasing at an accelerating pace, and thus the need for tools to represent and illuminate data is also growing ever faster. Some of those tools involve story-telling, where meaning is communicated. Some of them involve visualization technologies, in the broadest sense where there the senses are engaged to aid in understanding. Here’s a very nice example of a story told effectively with data visualization technology. Both the story told and the medium used to tell it make it worth the five minutes or so needed to come to some understanding.