The Beauty Of Data Visualization

The thing that amazes me about TED, is the brilliance that can be shared in 20 minutes or less.

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns & connections. They scraped 10,000 facebook accounts to understand if there is a pattern to when people break up. And that’s just the beginning…

Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.

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