7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.

As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world, the rates of fertility — and population growth — have started to slow down, though the population will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline. But exact numbers are hard to come by — just small variations in fertility rates could mean a population of 15 billion by the end of the century.

Produced by Adam Cole
Cinematography by Maggie Starbard

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Each year, Studio7 (a West Coast design agency) donates a certain percentage of their profits to small charitable organizations around the world. Over time, these small donations are then paid back by the borrowers in an attempt to encourage free trade and market.

This is an 
infographic designed by Kelsey Smith (a graphic designer from United States, Massachusetts) to visually interpret the data collected from these donations, to help Studio7’s clients and partners better understand the results of their efforts.

You can find out more about Kelsey Smith's work from her web site: DesignByEKS.com

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Chartwell: A Data Visualization Font

Chartwell is a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data. The font format is highly portable and can be used in any application that supports standard ligatures. The data visualization also remains editable allowing for easy updates.

Chartwell Pie

Chartwell Bar

Chartwell Line

Font Designed by: TK Type Portland, Oregon

via www.tktype.com
(click above link for more information)

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Mozilla Open Data Competition - The Winner!

Back in November, Mozilla Labs and the Metrics Team together launched the first Mozilla Open Data Visualization Competition. Here is result:

Grand Prize

Survey Participants vs. All Users – Contributed by: James Fiedler

via mozillalabs.com
(click above link to see other entries)

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Better World Flux

Better World Flux, a beautiful interactive visualization of information on what really matters in life. It visually communicates the world state in terms of standards of living and quality of life for many countries and how this has changed, and mostly improved, over a period of up to 50 years. This site is a tool for building a consensus, telling a story and sharing it, all whilst raising awareness for the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Click here to see an interactive graphics

via infosthetics.com

Music Sales Data Visualization

Interactive work done by Graphic Design  Matteo Botto from Torino, Italy during semester abroad at the University of Canberra. He created an interactive project by visualizing the data of the global music sales per country in 2007.

The user can zoom and drag the map, show and hide the rulers, highlight the main features and by clicking on the objects the user can visualize the data. The data are: amount of sales, retail value, population, purchase value and purchase amount pro capita.

via www.ilgassa.com
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