David McCandless and Beautiful Visualizations

In terms of visualizing aiding in understanding data I have a couple of champions and heroes.

I first became fascinated with the idea thanks to The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press and Tufte’s books Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (1997), Envisioning Information (1990), and The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (2001).

Then in the early 2000’s thanks to TedTalks I learned of and discovered Hans Rosling thanks to his wonderful The best stats you’ve ever seen presentation.

And then there is David McCandless…

 

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