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30 December 2008

Worth at least a thousand words

Over at Carrie's new blog, an intriguing post about how good data visualization can help decision-makers and policy-makers:
As part of his larger mission of promoting "fact-based" public health policy, Swedish physician Hans Rosling founded Gapminder.org, which aims to make world health data available and understandable to everyone. Back in 2006, Rosling gave a well-received TED presentation on the principles of Gapminder, showing, among other things, relative historical changes in life expectancy and GDP. (He spoke again in 2007.)
Hans Rosling and Gapminder (See What I Mean: Information Visualization)

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