About Gapminder

Anna Rosling Rönnlund

 

Anna is a co-founder and board member of the Gapminder Foundation. She holds a Degree in Sociology and Photography. Anna designed the user-interface of the famous animating bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, used by millions of students across the world, to understand multidimensional time series. The tool was acquired by Google where Anna worked as Senior Usability Designer and designed interactive search results for statistical queries as well as the Motion Chart in Google Spreadsheets. Anna came back to Gapminder in 2011 to develop new free teaching material.

Together with Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder. Gapminder’s mission statement is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based world view everyone can understand. After a few years as User Experience Designer at Google, Anna is now the Head of Design & User Experience at Gapminder.

Anna also founded Dollar Street, the biggest systematic image bank with representative home documentations based on data. At the moment we have almost 30 000 photos and 10 000 video clips, which are free to use under Creative Common license.

Together with Ola and Hans, Anna wrote the Factfulness book, to be launched in April 2018.

Twitter: @AnnaGapminder

Contact: [email protected]

Ola Rosling

Ola Rosling is President & Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation which he founded together with his wife and his father. Since 1999 Ola lead the development of the Trendalyzer software, which was acquired by Google in 2007. At Google Ola and his team delivered the Motion Chart as part of Google Spreadsheets. As Product Manager for Google Public Data Ola then helped democratized access to Public Statistics by developing the infrastructure needed to make official statistics part of Google Search results. Ola & Anna came back to Gapminder in 2011 to develop free teaching materials for a fact-based worldview. In 2014 Ola coined the term Factfulness, which Gapminder is now promoting in order to make the education about Sustainable Development less ideological and more fact-based.

Together with Anna and Hans, Ola wrote the Factfulness book, to be launched in April 2018.

Twitter: olarosling

Contact: [email protected]

Mikael Arevius

Mikael Arevius is a pedagogue and teacher in social sciences. Mikael has worked in the Swedish educational sector as a project and curriculum manager, lecturer and writer of teaching materials. He developed teaching material for the Nobel Museum and co-authored the book “Rädda lärare: om rädsla som hot och möjlighet”. The focus in his work is to develop a learning practice that enables a better understanding of the world we are living in.

Twitter: @arevius

Contact: [email protected]

Olof Gränström

 

 

Olof Granström is a political scientist with a background as an educator. The need to understand our world and to make it understandable for everyone has always been Olof’s motivation. He has worked as a educator, organizational developer and expert for the Swedish council of higher education. He’s now working for Gapminder where he develops the ignorance project, lectures and workshops and create free teaching material. His goals has always been to give people a better understanding of the world a framework for a lifelong learning about our constantly changing world. He has lectured at the OECD LEED annual meeting 2014, the baltic sea summit 2017 and H&M changemakers lab 2017. During his time at Gapminder he has done many lectures and workshops both for the commercial sector, educational sector and non-profit sector always with goal to spread a fact-based worldview.

Contact: [email protected]

Fernanda Drumond

Fernanda Drumond is the Head of Operations at Gapminder. She holds a Master of Science degree in Development Studies, with background in International Relations. Demography and frame analysis are her main interests and she believes that understanding global trends is the key to a sustainable future!

Fernanda likes to lecture about Dollar Street, showing how people really live across different income levels. She also talks about the mega misconceptions that skew people’s worldview in lectures and workshops to companies, universities, schools and non-profits.

Twitter: @fecaroldrumond

Contact: [email protected]

Jasper Heeffer

 

Jasper is an inquisitive traveler and a lover of logic and language, responsible at Gapminder for the architecture and implementation of their data visualization (Vizabi) and data harmonization (Open Numbers) projects. His drive is that learning, in the broadest sense of the word, is key to a better world and that the power of IT to educate effectively through interactive experiences should be available to anyone, from true IT wizards to his own mum. Before starting at Gapminder, Jasper freelanced to support his studies towards a MSc degree in Human Computer Interaction and Design. During this time he got to design and code company websites, interactive museum exhibitions, mobile applications, a baby-kick simulator for expecting daddies, a robot companion for diabetic children and an interactive outdoor playground. When not behind a laptop, you’re likely to find him in a kitchen or in nature.

Jasper enjoys giving technical presentations about Gapminder’s data model.

 

Twitter: @jasperheeffer

Contact: [email protected]

Angie Skazka

Angie is a communication designer and data graphics innovator, working since 2015 with Gapminder Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is responsible for the integration of the various software efforts around gapminder.org/tools and developing the new data pictures. Previously designed and developed data-intense visualisations for oil platform safety monitoring (ABB Research, Sweden), user interfaces for online payment aggregator (Robokassa, Russia), control systems and operator user interfaces for the ore processing factory (Realtime Software, Russia). Holds academic degrees in Human computer interaction and design (2014), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2014), Industrial Automation and Control Systems (2011), and a title of a Ph.D. drop-out. Angie has a Russian-Swedish origin, speaks almost four languages and is 27 years young. His free time activities are climbing, alpinism, skiing, downhill mountain bike, data art, photography, complaining about number formats and not using Oxford comma.

Angie likes to give technical presentations about Gapminder’s visualisation tools.

 

Twitter: @angieskazka

Contact: [email protected]

Helena Nordenstedt

Helena is an epidemiologist, resident in internal medicine, assistant professor of global health at Karolinska Institutet and lecturer for Gapminder. She has done three missions working as a physician for Doctors Without Borders, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (2012), in Liberia (2014) and Guinea (2015) in Ebola Treatment Centers. Helena coordinates a Massive Open Online Course “An Introduction to Global health”, launched in 2016, and has recently recorded the TED Talk: Minorities and global health

Twitter: @helenastukul

Contact: [email protected]