Oct 13, Jeremy Kuzub rated it it was amazing This is physically the largest book I own, and I managed to get it home from LA in my carry on baggage somehow. Probably the most thoughtful part of this book is the initial mini book that is slightly inset in the first 96 pages; It is a historical view of information graphics, from their origin through the 20th century. The book is an example of its subject, being information and graphics. It is inspirational, in that it can be opened randomly for a new hint into visualizing numbers and making This is physically the largest book I own, and I managed to get it home from LA in my carry on baggage somehow. It is inspirational, in that it can be opened randomly for a new hint into visualizing numbers and making meaningful emphasis out of large data sets. But it can also be used systematically to identify the type of data that must be presented and solutions for its presentation: the sections are divided into graphics which best show data based on Location, Time, Hierarchy, and Category, respectively.
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These aesthetically striking portrayals are the most effective way to succinctly translate large segments of data and complex information to a wide audience.
Successful visualizations are aesthetically beautiful, providing layers of detail that generate deeper dimensions of insight and whole new layers of understanding. They can be fun and interactive, too. Download our pocket-sized summary and become a data viz guru! Not sure where to start? But before we delve into our list of books on data visualization, here are some facts and figures for your inspiration.
People are 30 times more likely to absorb high-quality infographics than plain text. Tufte is considered to be one of the foremost pioneers in the field and this really is one of the best books on data visualization in existence. The book covers the theory and design of data graphics and provides illustrations of best and worst examples.
Though printed in , it remains a classic and a bestseller on Amazon. Tufte provides an astute introduction to core visualization theories, building on these concepts throughout the book, and frankly, this should be on every data viz bookshelf. Written by a professor of sociology at Duke University, this book provides researchers and students instructions on using R and ggplot2 in an innovative and coherent manner. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user of data, statistics and visualizations, this fun and readable book, authored by Kieran Healy , will show you the unique world of visualizations that can be effectively used for communicating information in a visual way.
Berinato highlights the important point that data viz is no longer being left just to the specialists: data scientists and professional designers. A new generation of data visualization tools, like datapine, and massive amounts of data make it easy for the layperson to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than spreadsheets and PowerPoint charts. This book is a must-read. The beauty of this book lies within the practical part; a hands-on guide that will enable you to create your own visualization while teaching you how to develop your own visualization and thinking processes.
A must-read for anyone interested in the practical part of data visualization. Few guides are so helpful in providing a wide range of good and bad dashboard examples.
Moreover, author Stephen Few offers a great introduction to the principles of data visualization and design theory. If you wonder which graph displays data in top-to-bottom fashion , then this book is for you.
Oh, and if you become a Stephen Few fan, he has multiple visualization and analytics books to check out. Coupling a kaleidoscopic array of inspirational visual designs throughout the ages with stunning modern-day examples of visualization in action, author Manuel Lima connects the enduring concept of the human relationship with visuals and its application to data in a way that is exciting, engaging, and practical in equal measures.
One of the visualizing data best books available today. One of the great things about this data visualization book is that the authors approach their projects from a variety of perspectives: artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and more.
The topics include: The importance of storytelling through a simple visualization exercise. Color and how it conveys information that our brains recognize before we are cognizant of it. Uncovering a method to the madness of air travel with a civilian air traffic visualization that is beautifully portrayed. As visual analytics tools have become an increasingly necessary part of the business world, many of us are rushing to get up to speed and use important digital metrics to their optimum capacity.
Or just love data viz as an art? This book has a little of everything, providing over examples of information graphics from around the world, covering journalism art, government, education, business, and more. The introductory essays on data visualization history and theory as well as data journalism are also a good read, and the accompanying images worth a long look. Designers of all kinds, including visualization designers, will swiftly discover that this book provides practical guidance on visual and cognitive science that they can utilize.
Having a better grasp on design and cognitive psychology will help you understand how your end users are perceiving your work. This understanding will make you a better visualization designer.
With a host of hand-picked data visualization examples as well as a wealth of real-world tips, methods, approaches, and insights, this really is one of the best books on data visualization for those getting started. The language is accessible, the advice is practical, and in addition to a physical copy of the book, you will also gain access to comprehensive online data analysis tools and support, which includes a selection of exercises so you can practice your skills.
Digging deep into the foundations of visualization, this seminal book provides an invaluable real-world guide to designing tables and graphs to create narratives with your data and present it to your audience in a format that will yield a positive response.
New Book: “The History of Information Graphics” (June 2019)
Considering the complex variety of data floating around us, sometimes the best-or even only-way to communicate is visually. This unique book presents a fascinating perspective on the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession, creators of breakthroughs that have changed the way we communicate. Information Graphics has been conceived and designed not just for graphics professionals, but for anyone interested in the history and practice of communicating visually. The in-depth introductory section, illustrated with over 60 images each accompanied by an explanatory caption , features essays by Sandra Rendgen, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurman, and Simon Rogers. Looking back all the way to primitive cave paintings as a means of communication, this section gives readers an excellent overview of the subject. Includes: projects and over examples of contemporary information graphics from all over the world-ranging from journalism to art, government, education, business and much more Four essays about the development of information graphics since its beginnings.
144 | History of Information Graphics with Sandra Rendgen
Next In the age of digital distribution, when news travels ever further and faster and media outlets compete for a fleeting slice of online attention, information graphics have swept center stage. The book offers a systematic overview of visual communication, gathering some examples across astronomy, cartography, zoology, technology, and beyond. This selection is framed by four chapters showcasing the special historical collections of David Rumsey, Michael Friendly, Michael Stoll, and Scott Klein. Here is a series of previews for the individual chapters.
The Top 18 Data Visualization Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf
These aesthetically striking portrayals are the most effective way to succinctly translate large segments of data and complex information to a wide audience. Successful visualizations are aesthetically beautiful, providing layers of detail that generate deeper dimensions of insight and whole new layers of understanding. They can be fun and interactive, too. Download our pocket-sized summary and become a data viz guru!