Let my dataset change your mindset

A couple of weeks ago at our bi-weekly soils group meeting we were reviewing posters for presentation at the FREC graduate research symposium.  At some point we got on the general topic of data presentation.  Kevin mentioned the work of Dr. Edward Tufte, whose latest book “Beautiful Evidence” is now in my possession and quite intriguing.  Tufte’s work got me poking around the internet and I happened upon the presentation linked below.  I had seen it before, but our recent conversations about data presentation really made me look at it differently.

I highly recommend watching this video and then asking yourself: how you can make your dataset change people’s mindset???

http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_at_state.html

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