Surprise can change mindsets

Surprise can change mindsets or soften viewpoints.

In his TED Talk on The beauty of data visualization, David McCandless offers illustrations of how data visualizations can alter perspectives by placing information in context. His examples startle by meaningfully juxtaposing data or by showing relative figures where absolute figures are usually employed.

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

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