Category Archives: InfoVis

In memory of Hans Rosling

I posted this on my Facebook at the beginning of February, but I thought it deserved to go on this blog as well…

“When I grow up I want to be Hans Rosling”. Today I learnt the great man has died. His was the first TED talk that I ever saw. Every one of his talks are my favourite TED talks. He is the reason that in the last 15 months I’ve attended 7 TED events. I even referenced him in my Masters report. RIP Hans Rosling. You were great.

InfoVis – Global population, trade and deaths, Titanic deaths, city data and TED talks

A real hodge podge of data visualisations.

World Population Density

An interactive map where you can select countries for further information presented in graphs.


Global Goods Trade

An animated map which shows the flow of goods trade. You can select individual countries to show only their trade.


20th Century Death

A flat infographic categorising all the major causes of death the the 20th Century.


Surviving the Titanic

An infographics showing the fates of all the people on the Titanic, either individually, or categorised by class or crew.


The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful

Some cool infographics representing various data about cities.


TED Talks data

An interactive presentation where you can explore TED talks by general or specific topic, speaker or alphabetically.!/vizhome/TEDTalks-IdeasWorthSharing/TED-IdeasWorthSpreading


InfoVis – the Tube, immigration, money and Supergraphics

A mix bag of representations of information.

Tuber Map

An interactive Tube map. Lets you select your setting off point and then compare various destinations, showing routes, times and prices. Very intuitive and much better less hassle than TfL’s Journey Planner.

Tuber Map

4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

These are just flat maps and nothing cutting edge in the display of information, but they dispel some myths that have been used by Brexiteers.

percentage of immigrant population

How Much Money Have Humans Created?

I have posted a flat infographic about this very topic before, but this is the same information presented in an animated video with a voice over. It certainly gives the information a heavier impression.


These are some very slick graphic visualisations on super human abilities in geometric designs. There are 16 in the album.



Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling is a Swedish health statistician, whose company, Gapminder, invented a new way to visualise health statistics.

Like all good visualisation, it simplified the understanding of the information presented and the visualisation can be applied to other data. So much so that you can now use his graphing tools through Google graphs.

I came across Rosling on TED talks and he has done several of these. They are all very interesting to watch, and challenge many preconceptions through the visualisation of data.

He has also made two TV specials with the BBC. Here is a clip from one of them. What I like about his is that it combines his Gapminder graphs, his analysis of the data, his enthusiasm for presenting this data and combining of all of these through clever motion graphics and video editing. This is information visualisation at its finest, using all the possible tools to present 120,000 points of data in an engaging, understandable way.