Posts Tagged ‘Information is beautiful’

A billion here, a billion there: it adds up

March 28, 2015
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Source: Information Is Beautiful

I have trouble visualizing any number that is too big to count.  As W. Edwards Deming once said, no number is meaningful except when compared with another number.

If you click on the link, you’ll see a larger graphic with more information.

What people died of in the 20th century

January 1, 2014
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The 20th century was one of the homicidal periods of human history.   Hundreds of millions died in war, or were murdered by governments.  It also was a period of enormous advances in medical knowledge and treatment.  Yet, as this interesting infographic shows, more people died of disease than died at the hands of their fellow human beings.

Click on Information Is Beautiful for the original chart and links to sources.

Dangers of radiation: a comparative chart

December 4, 2013

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Hat tip to Information Is Beautiful.

DEBTris: where the billions went

January 5, 2011

This is the first of a series of animated visualizations planned by David McCandless, a London-based data journalist and information designer.  Click on Information Is Beautiful to see his web site, which includes a UK version of this animation.

Here is McCandless’s presentation of similar information in static form.  Click twice to enlarge.

Click on Information Is Beautiful visualizations to browse more presentations like this.

Hat tip to The Browser.