Focusing on the full picture with data

Sep 8, 2015

I don’t know the full context of this discussion, but in the interview below, Hans Rosling talks to media person Adam Holm about why we shouldn’t use the media to form our opinions about the world. Media person disputes. Rosling puts foot on table and says Holm is wrong.

Hard to argue with that.

See also Rosling’s 2014 TED talk on how to not be ignorant about the world.

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10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2017

It was a rough year, which brought about a lot of good work. Here are my favorite data visualization projects of the year.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.