The Power of Visualisation

What will you do if you are asked to explain how the world has transformed in terms of life expectancy and income from 200 years ago up until the present time and you are only given four minutes? You can visualise instead of describing it by only text or words. See how Hans Rosling does it. It is to me, amazing! This is what I call the power of visualisation.

Hans has been dedicating his time and energy in statistics. He has come up with a brilliant idea that in order for people to understand data better we have to present the data in such a way that is easy to understand and entertaining. People love visualisation and everybody tends to pay attention more to something moving. Hence, Hans animates his data. Ses this amazing presentation: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes.

Hans Rosling has developed software/website to visualise and animate statistic data he calls GapMinder. Please feel free to visit his website: and animate your data.


Author: Andi Arsana

I am a lecturer and a full-time student of the universe

10 thoughts on “The Power of Visualisation”

  1. I disagree with you, Mas Andi. To say the presentation was ‘amazing’, in my view, is an understatement.

    Perhaps you meant either ‘utterly spellbinding’ or ‘vividly breathtaking’? 😉

  2. Some people prefer words, some visual representations, some both. But yes, this is a great one! Thanks for sharing Bli 🙂

  3. Saya yg awam ini tau pertama kali animasi Hans dr guru bhs Inggris di Vic. Emang menarik sekali penyajiannya dan mempermudah pemahaman…andai aja semua statistik disajikan seperti ini..

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