Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Vice President and Head of Design and User Experience, Gapminder; Co-Author, "Factfulness"
Anna Rosling Rönnlund co-founded Gapminder in 2005 and currently serves as its vice president and head of design and user experience. She also sits on the board for the company, whose mission is to fight ignorance with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand.
Rönnlund designed the user-interface of the famous animating bubble-chart tool Trendalyzer to better understand global development trends. The tool is now used by millions of students across the world and was eventually acquired by Google. Rönnlund served as a senior usability designer at Google from 2007 to 2010. In this role, she worked to improve search results for public data, developed data exploration tools for public data and created a bubble tool gadget called Motion Chart in Google Spreadsheets.
In 2010, Rönnlund returned to Gapminder to develop new free teaching material. Additionally, along with her Gapminder co-founders, she co-wrote the book “Factfulness,” which was originally published in 2018.
Rönnlund is also the founder of Dollar Street, the biggest systematic image bank with representative home documentations based on data. Dollar Street is currently home to almost 30,000 photos and 10,000 video clips, all of which are free to use under the Creative Commons license.
Rönnlund graduated with a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in photography.