Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts (Theory in Practice)

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Visualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or

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Visualization is the graphic presentation of data — portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or a diagram of the human brain. Successful visualizations are beautiful not only for their aesthetic design, but also for elegant layers of detail that efficiently generate insight and new understanding.

This book examines the methods of two dozen visualization experts who approach their projects from a variety of perspectives — as artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and more. Together they demonstrate how visualization can help us make sense of the world.

  • Explore the importance of storytelling with a simple visualization exercise
  • Learn how color conveys information that our brains recognize before we’re fully aware of it
  • Discover how the books we buy and the people we associate with reveal clues to our deeper selves
  • Recognize a method to the madness of air travel with a visualization of civilian air traffic
  • Find out how researchers investigate unknown phenomena, from initial sketches to published papers

Contributors include:

Nick Bilton,Michael E. Driscoll,Jonathan Feinberg,Danyel Fisher,Jessica Hagy,Gregor Hochmuth,Todd Holloway,Noah Iliinsky,Eddie Jabbour,Valdean Klump,Aaron Koblin,Robert Kosara,Valdis Krebs,JoAnn Kuchera-Morin et al.,Andrew Odewahn,Adam Perer,Anders Persson,Maximilian Schich,Matthias Shapiro,Julie Steele,Moritz Stefaner,Jer Thorp,Fernanda Viegas,Martin Wattenberg,and Michael Young.

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Binding

Paperback

Creator

Julie Steele, Editor, Noah Iliinsky, Editor

EAN

9781449379865

EANList

9781449379865

Edition

1

ISBN

1449379869

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1

ItemDimensions

917, hundredths-inches, 67, hundredths-inches, 170, hundredths-pounds, 709, hundredths-inches

Label

O’Reilly Media

Languages

English, Unknown, English, Original Language, English, Published

Manufacturer

O’Reilly Media

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

418

PackageQuantity

1

ProductGroup

Book

PublicationDate

2010-07-01

Publisher

O’Reilly Media

Studio

O’Reilly Media

TradeInValue

1378, USD, $13.78