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Thursday, August 26, 2010

TED Talk - The Beauty of Data Visualization

I spent a fair amount of time this summer exploring the idea of using more infographics, sketches, and mind maps in my classroom. As a part of that on-going investigation I spent some time today watching the following TED Talk given by David McCandless. David McCandless creates infographics for a living. In his TED Talk below he explains what makes infographics powerful data visualization tools. More importantly McCandless explains how he creates infographics that reveal interesting patterns in news and social behaviors.

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