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The art of making information beautiful

How do you make statistics look interesting? According to the writer and designer David McCandless, you just need to apply the rules of visual design to information.

David Sillito meets him and investigates the trend of applying the rules of visual design to information in order to help us cope with the oceans of data we are bombarded with.

Broadcast 9 August 2010.

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