Data Visualization as Design

Interested in how design is solving data overload and make the mountains of data more useable. Watch leading minds discuss making the complex understandable at the “Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges” Conference presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and GE.

“The role of design is increasingly recognized as a way to accelerate innovative, efficient and scalable solutions to real-world problems. We are delighted to partner with Cooper-Hewitt to help elevate and champion the importance of design thinking.” — Beth Comstock, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of GE.



  1. Thanks for posting this, Kevin. I’m a real sucker for this sort of thing and have long asserted that we have to be able to communicate information in narrative, tabular, and graphical form — words, numbers, pictures. Edward Tufte was somewhat of a pioneer in this field and authored some fairly heady stuff.

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