200 Countries and 200 Years in 4 Minutes: Statistics Brought to Life

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200 Countries and 200 Years in 4 Minutes: Statistics Brought to Life

The Joy of Stats is a documentary that explores the world of statistics and the power they have in understanding the world around us. Professor Hans Rosling, who has become a sort of internet sensation for his informative and humorous web lectures, presents the film and opens our eyes to the complex but influential realm of numbers and statistics.

Design, video, infographic, statistics, 200 countries

This video clip shows the story of the world, infographic style, using 120,000 numbers to narrate the history of 200 countries over 200 years in just four minutes.

Design, video, infographic, statistics, 200 countries
Design, video, infographic, statistics, 200 countries


Read the full story and documentary summary at BBC.

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Infographic and Graphic Booklet: Extinct

Infographic Video: Japan, the Strange Country

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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