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Our New Book “Signals” is Officially Published!

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Earlier this year, we launched a campaign to help fund our second ever book, Signals: Charting the New Direction of the Global Economy. Thanks to over 1,200 backers, we reached our funding target, making the book a reality.

After months of research and design, we submitted Signals to the printers in September, and we are delighted to announce that it is officially available for purchase.
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What’s Signals all About?

Did you know, that over the next three years humanity will have created more new data than in all of human history combined? More data inevitably means more complexity, which makes it harder to narrow down the root causes that will lead to future trends. 

Our new data-driven book identifies clear takeawayscalled ‘signals’ that are shaping the future of the global economy. Every chapter uses powerful charts and data visualizations to put each signal into perspective and simplify complex, global trends.

Each signal covered in the book comes with:

  • A graphical road map to explain its journey
  • A data-driven dashboard
  • An indication of the signal’s overall strength
  • Supporting charts and data visualizations that put each signal into perspective, showing its potential impact on the global economy

Still to get your copy of Signals? No problem, you can place your order through the Visual Capitalist Store below.

To learn the full backstory of Signals, please visit our Kickstarter page, where we shared regular updates.

Thanks again to everyone who supported us along the way, we can’t wait to hear what you make of our latest book.

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Best Visualizations of April on the Voronoi App

We round up the most popular, most discussed, and most liked visualizations of the month on Voronoi, our new data storytelling platform.

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At the end of 2023, we publicly launched Voronoi, our free new data discovery app!

The initial response from both users and creators has been incredible. We now have millions of in-app views, and there are already more than 1,000 interesting visualizations to discover, many of which will never be published on Visual Capitalist.

For that reason, we’ve chosen to highlight some of the most popular visualizations and creators from April in this roundup. To see them and many others, make sure to download the app!

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Let’s take a look at a popular creator worth highlighting, as well as the most viewed, most discussed, and most liked posts of the month.

POPULAR CREATOR

Our World in Data

Visual Capitalist isn’t the only creator on the Voronoi app.

Instead, it features incredible data-driven charts and stories from many of the world’s best data sources, like Our World in Data.

Our World in Data

Our World in Data is one of the world’s most important public repositories of data online, covering a wide range of subjects on economics, demographics, history, health, and more.

On Voronoi, you can find a growing collection of visuals from Our World in Data, showing:

  • Why weather forecasts are getting better over time
  • Expected growth of the global population until the year 2100
  • All of the humans that have ever lived, quantified
  • Global poverty charted from 1977 until today

We highly recommend following Our World in Data on the app!

View all of Our World in Data’s visuals on Voronoi today.


MOST VIEWED

Mapped: Average Salaries in Europe

Europe is economically diverse.

Yes, the cost of living can be cheaper or more expensive depending where you go, but so are average wages:

Average wages in Europe

This visualization from Visual Capitalist resonated with our viewership this past month, garnering more views than any other visual published in April.

Get the data behind this visual on Voronoi today.


MOST DISCUSSED

The Carbon Footprint of Travel

The most commented on visualization from Visual Capitalist showed the carbon footprints of many different common travel options.

The Carbon Footprint of Travel

Interestingly, the most carbon-intensive form of transportation is cruise ships, and after that falls short-haul flights, gas-powered cars, and other options.

Commenting users wondered about ethanol-powered vehicles, which were not in the data set. They also asked how adding (or subtracting) passengers would affect the data.

To join the conversation, download Voronoi today.


MOST LIKED

The Jobs Most Impacted by Artificial Intelligence

The most liked visual on Voronoi in April came from Visual Capitalist, showing the job departments that are most likely to be impacted by AI.

The Jobs Most Impacted by Artificial Intelligence

The data comes from an analysis of over 19,000 tasks across 867 occupations, and has IT and finance as the occupation areas most likely to be affected.

Get the data behind this visual on Voronoi today.

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