In this article, we want to talk about gapminder, a feature in PowerPoint.
As I told you before, the human brain mostly reacts to the visual effects better.
Imagine we’re going to study the population of China and the United States from 1800 to 2000.
Here you can see the populations, and on the horizontal axis, you can see the time or years.
Now by using gapminder, which I’ll teach you, I can show my audiences how the population of these two countries change based on the time.
As you see, the population of China and America are rising over time until 1950.
Now let’s see how to make such animated charts.
Let me introduce you Mr Hans Rosling, the inventor of Gapminder software.
Don’t forget to watch his TED talk. The link is available for you.
OK…download the Gapminder and open it easily.
As you open it, it asks you what kind of chart you prefer to Have. For example, I choose this world map.
Now let’s choose the countries we need, like China and the United States of America.
So, what data I need to show in my chart? Do I need their population or the amount of carbon dioxide emissions or the gender ratio?
Let’s check out about the amount of carbon dioxide emissions here. Just choose it and click on play.
As you see, first of all, you can see China, is not producing any Carbon dioxide in comparison to the United States. Still, after a while, you’re able to see that China is also going to produce the carbon dioxide emissions a way faster than before.
By the way, you can speed up the time by clicking on this option.
Now let’s see how to add this chart to our PowerPoint presentations.
Further, I’ll show you how to do screen recording as well.
Anyway, this gapminder has so many features like presentation and other things that can be really helpful to you and your present best information to our audiences.
Let’s be thankful for Hans Rosling because of his fabulous invention of free software like this.
First of all, we talked about the Big picture and mentioned that most of the people need to gain an overall view at first then enter the details.
Then we talked about the 3 types of memories and learnt that it prefers to analyze the pictures better than texts and numbers.
Then we talked about the statistics and also not to add unnecessary extra load on memory.
The next part we’re going to talk about is Attention.