Last weekend I started my Christmas shopping at the River Market in New Westminster. I bought some lovely gifts at a 'studio shop' that sells artisanal and social enterprise work. It got me thinking about the relative power of the dollars I am spending for Christmas that can be directed to further benefit my local community.
In the era of greater data accessibility and new tools, many people and organizations are finding fascinating ways to use data to educate, convince and make connections about the social and environmental challenges of our time. Here are 10 interesting tools and visualizations that I've come across that give a sense of the scope and range of the data visualization world out there.
Right now, data visualization is a hot topic! It’s a great tool for presenting long sets of data in a way that’s efficient and easy to understand. Data visualization isn’t a new concept, but through innovation and new technology there are now more ways to view, understand and remember high levels of information.
Sharing thoughts from The Chronicle of Philanthropy