Data for All

Hans Rosling of Gapminder has a wonderful presentation (right on the gapminder site) showcasing how animation technology may be used to, well, make data more interesting. The data presented follows global trends in health, fertility, mortality, and wealth — but the way it’s animated helps to show the dynamics of these changes over time. It is a good reminder of how data actually reflects life and all of its contexts. What impressed me was the ease of disaggregating data to show variations within groups — very, very cool.

I would seriously LOVE to use this stuff once I have my dissertation data…!

Hat tip to Baggage Carousel 4!