Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Visualization: World Population, Wealth, Longevity

In this five minute BBC video, physician and statistician Hans Rosling uses a clever graphical visualization to show how the world has evolved in terms of population, wealth, and lifespan in the past two centuries. It's a great example of how to condense a huge amount of information into something that can be grasped immediately.

This is part of an hour long BBC show: The Joy of Stats. A big thank you to my homie Brian for passing this along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you like Hans Rosling's BBC presentation, you may also be interested to see the presentations he had done at a few different TED conferences on world heath issues. Searching for his name at should bring them up.

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- Alan