Wednesday, May 12, 2010

World Economy

This visualization is a representation of the world economy. This is a really attractive visualization that uses shapes and colors effectively. Each circle represents the size of the nation’s economy every decade from 1970 to 2050. The different colors represent different countries. The simplicity of the visualization also drew my attention. Without a lot of texts, the visualization is able to illustrate what changes in the world economy. We can also easily see the shifts of the countries. Unfortunately, the texts are so small, which makes it hard to see the name of the countries. The countries listed are (respectively from top to bottom) : United States, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, India, and China. It is interesting to see how China (in red) shifts from being at the very bottom and end up being the number one country, higher than the United States (in blue). Another emerging country is India (in green) that ends up being the third country after the United States.

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