Homemade video trying to show why it is not a problem that China owns part of the U.S. government's debt. Scroll 3 minutes into the video and you can see how he used low-tech paper to explain what would happen if we pay down the debt. No fancy graphics needed.
Jonathan Jarvis attempts to create, in front of a live audience, a visualization of Obama's stimulus plan. The visualization part starts about 2 minutes in to the video. Unfortunately, the sound and shaky camera make it difficulty to follow but it is an interest experiment in using infodesign to facilitate the conversation around fiscal policy.
From a TED Talk in June 2006. What I love is the way he uses humor to make many of his points. Other good things in the video:
- Challenges preconceive notions people have about the subject.
- Talks to the data and interacts with it.
- He places the data in historical context by explaining what happened in each country.
- The data visualization is the presentation, not just a background slide for his talk.
- Performs research on his target audience (i.e. students) to understand what they need to know.
- The presentation is shot from more than one camera, showing him and the screen from different angles.
Watching him I see how controlling the display from his laptop is an obstacle. What he needs a way to interact directly with the screen through touch and gesture.