Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fighting Ignorance - A Tribute to Hans Rosling

The Gapminder Foundation has a stated mission ‘to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based worldview’. By making data available, and more importantly accessible through interactive visualizations, Hans Rosling brings to life statistics that might otherwise languish in the appendix of an almanac. We pay tribute to the work Hans has done by visualizing an educational dataset (sourced from Gapminder) showing the tremendous educational gains made around would in the past 40 years. View regional performance or choose a region to drill into individual countries. Understand educational inequality trends by comparing the average male education vs female education over time plotted against a 45 degree line. In quintessential Hans style, check out the histogram view that changes over time and can be adjusted via the year selector.