The Beauty of Data Visualization
David McCandless is a British data-journalist, information designer and founder of the visual blog “Information Is Beautiful”.
He has spoken at events and conferences all around the world about data visualization and information design and is considered a thought leader on the topic. In this presentation for TedEd he turns complex data sets, like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates, into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.