Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses – but it only becomes truly valuable when you can transmit the meaning to others. I run data visualisation training for startups, corporates, public sector organisations and charities. Here are the five most common mistakes I’ve found people make when presenting data.
Could 3D printers be used to create cheap, untraceable guns that anyone with an internet connection could manufacture at home? As Defence Distributed launched its campaign to build a universal Wiki Weapon, I investigated how Bre Pettis and his Replicator machine are set to revolutionise the world of manufacturing, ushering in an era of DIY Nikes and printout pistols
Two of the star attractions at Edinburgh Zoo – giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang – arrived in December 2011 following a £6 million deal struck with the Chinese government in January of that year. But can we afford to keep these layabout animals – and how do we justify the cost of propping up a species that doesn’t appear to want to be saved?