David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

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.

In particular towards Data Visualizations for Open Government Data, this video is an interesting mind-opening contribution. Collecting, organizing and providing data is one thing, but making use of it by analyzing it is another. And therefore this video shows, how easy inside analysis can be, if innovative visualization are used.

Original Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization?language=en