Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The beauty of data visualization

imageIn this blog post I have included a fascinating video of David McCandless presenting how he uses visualisation to appreciate information in a very different way.  It is truly enlightening!
In society today, information has reached levels never experienced before - “a Glut”.
David explains that we are now demanding visual aspects to information we are receiving - that we are all visualisers now. He refers to this as the “language of the eyes”.

“Let the dataset change the mindset”

As says
“by turning complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams he can 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.”
From an NLP perspective, when he shows the “bandwidth of our senses measured in computer terms”, as a Practitioner, I begin to rethink how I might deal with clients, because I have never considered the velocity of each of the individual senses before.

David McCandless

in his Facebook page, David says of himself:
“I'm a London-based author, writer and designer. I’ve written for The Guardian, Wired and others. I’m into anything strange and interesting, particularly visualizing information - facts, data, ideas, issues - as excellently as possible.” more from Ted....

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