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“Data is the new soil.”

In his TED talk, The Beauty of Data Visualization, David McCandless raises some interesting perspectives on how we interface with data. Shaping these perspectives through design can contextualize and shed light on dimensions that might have previously eluded us. As design continues to become more interrogative and cross disciplinary, I find it interesting hearing how people like David, who might not have thought of themselves as designers in the past, have arrived in the field.