Ted Talk Response

This video address the importance of design in understanding data, and how good design helps us navigate through information glut and change our perspective of matters. David McCandless, the orator talks about how he sifts through heaps of data to create a visual representation of it through scale, colour, composition, symbols etc, hence allowing us to comprehend large amounts of data within seconds in a way that makes it visually appealing, simplistic and accessible to the masses. This helps us, as designers, understand the importance of good design and why our work matters and what its impact is on the viewer.