David McCandless: On Data and Beauty

| March 19, 2013

Designer David McCandless gives a TED Talk regarding the power of data and how visualizations can help us process information. He primarily discusses how data visualization focuses our overloaded minds on the information we really need.”McCandless’ genius is not so much in finding jazzy new ways to show data — the actual graphics aren’t the real innovation here — as in finding fresh ways to combine datasets to let them ping and prod each other.”

Be sure to check out David McCandless’ blog Information is Beautiful (informationisbeautiful.net) where he posts a new visualization each month.