lunes, 2 de agosto de 2010

An innovator: Hans Rosling (Gapminder founder)

Aquí el sitio web de la compañía (¡qué gran esfuerzo, qué sencilla idea, qué enorme valor!)

Una cita de Mr. Rosling (que para el suscrito deja entrever su motivación al crear Gapminder):

"There are reasons for optimism regarding the future of the world because the world is so poorly governed at present..."

Gapminder misión:

"The initial activity was to pursue the development of the Trendalyzer software. Trendalyzer sought to unveil the beauty of statistical time series by converting boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics. The current version of Trendalyzer is available since March 2006 as Gapminder World, a web-service displaying time series of development statistics for all countries.

In March 2007, Google acquired Trendalyzer from the Gapminder Foundation and the team of developers who formerly worked for Gapminder joined Google in California in April 2007. (History of Gapminder)

To fulfill our aim, we at Gapminder are currently working on:

Keeping our tools’ statistical content up-to-date and making time series freely available in Gapminder World and Gapminder Countries.
Producing videos, Flash presentations and PDF charts showing major global development trends with animated statistics in colorful graphics.
All with the intention of being a “fact tank” that promotes a fact based world view."

Una foto del equipo innovador y operador:


En este video de TED el mismo Hans Rosling nos lo explica e ilustra:

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