by Angela Guess
Google has announced the release of its new online magazine, Think Quarterly, which the company describes as a “breathing space in a busy world… It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters.” The first issue of the magazine is focused on data.
An article on Think Quarterly reports, “Starting with the table of contents, you get a data visualization of how the articles connect with different colored lines connecting articles of similar content. There’s even an explanation of the ‘fun’ behind the visuals. Next, we journey into the pages of ‘the book’ as they call it. The lead feature – ‘Data Obesity’ really stood out to this writer because it really hits home on the relationship we see between business acumen, data analytics and decision making.”
The article continues, “Hans Rosling’s story, ‘A Data State of Mind,’ is quite the read. His approach to a fact-based life is one we should all consider, especially in business. A pioneer of data visualization, He says today’s companies are ‘used to standing on a podium, clicking through slide shows in PowerPoint rather than interacting with their presentation.’ The problem, according to Rosling? The disconnect between IT (where the data lives) and the design team (where the data becomes real). ‘Getting people used to talking with animated data is, to my mind, a literacy project,’ Rosling says.”
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