Anna and the Gapminder foundation work to promote a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. They want to help all of us move away from a dramatic worldview that is stressful, wrong and contributes to poor decision-making.
“We realised people thought they knew what the world was like around them, but they were usually wrong.”
We talk to Anna about her background as a UX designer and creating visual explanations of both simple and complex things, helping more people understand. We talk about the concept of factfulness and being a possibilist, as well as the power of visualisations to present falsehoods as well as facts.
Anna also talks to us about her project Dollar Street, and shares with us Gapminder’s design principles.
(Listening time: 45 minutes, transcript)
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- Full transcript for episode 250
- Anna Rosling Rönnlund (Wikipedia)
- The Gapminder foundation
- Upgrade your worldview (Tool from Gapminder)
- Dollar Street
- Ola Rosling and Hans Rosling (Wikipedia)
- Factfulness – the book
- Factfulness – for a fact-based world view (Presentation by Anna, YouTube)
- Djurönäset (Google Maps)
- Ignorance project (The “Gapminder questions”)
- Episode 242: Figure it out with Stephen Anderson and Karl Fast
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