I have heard the term "data visualisation" thrown around so much in the past 12 months (working in IT Recruitment). I must admit although the term is pretty self explanatory I never fully understood just how powerful it is! I am definitely a visual learner and a visual consumer so the impact this medium has, really blew my mind. Suddenly all those words and numbers make total sense when adapted into a visually stimulating format.
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