What’s Your Water Footprint?
Visualizing.org had a competition for best visualisation for World Water Day (22nd March), and the winner is this interactive world map by Joseph Bergen and Nicki Huang, from Harvard:
Information Is Beautiful at TEDGlobal 2010
Linked to some of the other posts about data visualisations, here is Information is Beautiful creator David McCandless at TED Global 2010.
“Data is the new (s)oil”
Visualisation is a great tool for highlighting trends and patterns in data sets, but we must still learn to go into the data ourselves. We must use a critical eye when looking at these graphics – what do they intend to communicate and how well do they achieve their goal?