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This post was written by Gregor Aisch, a freelance information visualizer and part-time data journalist. He blogs at vis4.net and tweets under @drivenbydata.

Worldshapin [worldshap.in] lets users study the relationships between various factors such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard, population and education between countries, or compared to average values of continents or the world at large. Therefore, the project visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011, and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world, continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how low or high they fare on 6 indicators.

The project is created by Carlo Zapponi, already known for projects like People Movin or A World of Tweets, in collaboration with Vasundhara Parakh.

See also:
Human's Development