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David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

A few months ago David McCandless did a brilliant TED presentation on data visualisation (a subject that was also talked about by Tiffany St James at yesterday’s Teacamp).

“That’s what’s exciting for me, seeing how data can change my perspective and change my mid mid-stream. Beautiful, lovely data.”

“It feels to me that design is about solving problems and providing elegant solutions. And information design is about solving information problems. And it feels like we have a lot of information problems in our society at the moment, from the overload and saturation to the breakdown of trust and reliability, runaway scepticism, and the lack of transparency…. visualising information can give us a very quick solution to those kinds of problems.”

You can buy David’s book here.

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