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Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

World Development Indicators

Doing research for a project today, I stumbled across a powerful data visualization tool – the Public Data Explorer from Google. The power is in the stories that are told as you scan through the data over time. Two dramatic stories involving Rwanda and China come to light in the World Development Indicators data for fertility rate and life expectancy at birth. And these are just two of the parameters available in this data set – there are many others. I could spend all day…

Interactive World Development Statistics

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2 Responses to “World Development Indicators”

  1. August 8th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    The Design of Information » Blog Archive » The World Bank Data Visualizations says:

    […] Note: The World Bank is the source of data for the sample I gave a while back using the Google Public Data Explorer. […]

  2. January 30th, 2013 at 11:15 am

    The Design of Information » Blog Archive » Datasets changing mindsets says:

    […] Rosling is an entertaining and compelling presenter. He uses the now-Google-owned Public Data Explorer technology (developed by his organization Gapminder), to take you on a journey testing your concept […]