The beauty of data visualization | David McCandless




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http://www.ted.com David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that 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.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10

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  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    Oh the angle view of the cameraman underneath the speaker is just awful. Everything else very interesting !

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    3:15 – interesting to the context of past panics in the media are much the same today as in the past 20 years – pandemics and stinging insects!

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    It is too bad that visuals were not displayed for longer periods of time. It is like saying there is a beautiful painting in the room, but look at me talk about it. Otherwise, the topic was super interesting.

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    Korean?

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    is it just me or does this guy sound like Noel Fielding

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

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  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    Hi im are in 2017 ur in 2010

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    I think TED is the most fun and can know very amazing interesting informations if we see and watch during left over times. This video was so inspire me by using data in many ways~!

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    is that a grirl

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    Please check out a recent data viz project of mine 🙂 https://www.behance.net/gallery/44858028/Festrack

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    Look at your shoes

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    There's your data boys. If your girl is planning a trip for spring break without you.. dump her lol

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    what did he mean by saying Data is the new soil? anybody?

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    nice talk, but the ad in the end destroyed it totally for me 🙁 thumb down…

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    Information design my bum.. one of the first principles you learn is to avoid using reddish hues with green ones as color codes, because there are people out there who are COLOR BLIND!

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    6:19 Peak times for break ups. Makes sense.

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    This is informal. But dum i have to watch this for school

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    We are all in debt to the carbon sinks, it used to be the carbon banks. But the internet search engines don't reflect that phrase the same anymore, adapted metaphors i guesses.

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

     Volcanoes & aeroplanes makes me think more of carbon off setting than neutrality.

  • TED
    November 19, 2020

    What information does the billion dollar o gram show.?

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