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One of Bill Gates’ favorite infographics.MAX ROSER, OUR WORLD IN DATA The story of progress is complicated and that’s why Bill Gates is always looking for a better way to communicate it. Recently, Gates shared an infographic that tells the story simply, clearly and visually. Gates is part of a group of thinkers, authors, statisticians and historians who attempt to explain why today is the greatest time to be alive in all of human history.…

Cross-platform and real-time, the 3Data Analytics platform aims to provide full situational awareness through immersive data visualization and AI. As far as buzzwords go, it’s hard to find one more pervasive than “data.” I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard folks call it the “new oil” over the past few years—the logic being that those who have access to data have power. But that belies the simple fact that in many cases, people just need…

Big Data and the ever-growing access we have to more information is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and the wave of technological change sweeping across all industries. But all the data in the world is useless – in fact it can become a liability – if you can’t understand it. Data visualization is about how to present your data, to the right people, at the right time, in order to enable them to gain insights most effectively. Luckily visualization…

Any great story means visualization and detail. It takes the small additions of those details to build a picture in someone’s mind to truly make the story complete. The same goes for analytics and data. These inclusions to our marketing strategies make it so that as marketers we can tell the stories that make for successful campaigns and customer journeys. However, interpreting all the data correctly and turning it into a great story can be an…

Data analysis isn’t just about assembling, ordering and interpreting data; it’s also about educating, simplifying, clarifying, and persuading. In the hands of skilled analysts, data can make a powerful impression on its viewers. Data can change opinions. It can instil values and translate experiences. It can influence society and inform human behavior. Data analysis and visualization isn’t only about reporting change; data can bring about change. Using data to encourage change ‘Press Freedom is at risk in different countries…

If you’ve ever wondered whether your county has more pigs, chickens, or people living in it, stat geek Bo McCready, 31, has got you covered. McCready, of Austin, has become a mainstay on Reddit’s r/data is beautiful over the past seven months thanks to creative data visualizations on everything from farm animals to the history of one hit wonders. McCready’s biggest posts to date include a look at the most popular film genres since 1910 (which collected nearly 38,000 votes), how “Game…

For data to be useful to humans, we have to be able to visualize it in a way that lets us understand the story it tells, and communicate it to others. Data visualization tools are constantly evolving to offer more powerful features while improving accessibility and user-friendliness. With an increasing number of job roles requiring us to present data to back up our decision-making, visualization tools are an increasingly important tool in our working lives. Today’s…

The U.S. student loan debt has now reached a staggering $1.6 trillion this year and continuing to grow, many college graduates worry that they may never be able to pay off their debt. Over 44 million Americans have student debt and the average graduate in the U.S. owes approximately $40,000 each. Recent pushes in politics have centered around the student debt crisis. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill titled the “Student Loan Debt Relief Act of 2019.” The bill stated a…

Colors are an effective medium for communicating meaning. Some have certain implicit psychological associations. Red, for example, is often associated with power, love, and anger. Blue might convey coldness, calm, or logic, depending on the context. Different shades of a single primary color can convey vastly different meanings and emotions. Two or more colors together can have a profound effect on one another. They can be complimentary, or work in juxtaposition. In data visualization, color…

Data visualization tools are constantly evolving to offer more powerful features while improving accessibility and user-friendliness. With an increasing number of job roles requiring us to present data to back up our decision-making, visualization tools are an increasingly important tool in our working lives. Today’s top visualization and dashboarding tools are cloud-native, so they are able to connect with your data wherever it is stored, and the key trends are artificial intelligence, automation, and augmentation. This…