TED Talks 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. David McCandless draws beautiful conclusions from complex datasets -- thus revealing unexpected insights into our world.


How can we visualize our learning: attend to information, recognize patterns, attach new ideas into existing mind fabric, & transfer etc? (Kathy Zhao)