Monday, August 07, 2006

Animated interactive design makes global stats easy to grasp

Hans Rosling's nonprofit called Gapminder, uses animated interactive design to make global statistics understandable

Gapminder is a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. This is done in collaboration with universities, UN organisations, public agencies and non-governmental organisations. Gapminder is a Foundation registered at Stockholm county administration board (Länstyrelsen) (reg. nr. 802424-7721). It was founded by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Hans Rosling on 25 February 2005, in Stockholm. Gapminder Foundation will advance software development that have been done earlier by the non-profit company Gapminder Ltd. Funding has been and is mainly by grants from Sida for the Trendalyzer project. Being a producer of global public goods Gapminder benefit from free and creative inputs from pilot-testers and other end-users in many institutions and organisations.

Learn more:
http://gapminder.org/

http://www.businessweek.com/print/
innovate/content/feb2006/id20060222_010217.htm

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