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Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts

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Overview

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,
Danyel Fisher,
Jessica Hagy,
Gregor Hochmuth,
Todd Holloway,
Noah Iliinsky,
Eddie Jabbour,
Valdean Klump,
Aaron Koblin,
Robert Kosara,
Valdis Krebs,
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin,
Adam Perer,
Anders Persson,
Maximilian Schich,
Matthias Shapiro,
Julie Steele,
Moritz Stefaner,
Jer Thorp,
Fernanda Viega,
Martin Wattenberg,
and Michael Young.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449390686
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 418
  • File size: 31 MB
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  • Posted December 2, 2010

    Beautiful Case-Studies

    Consisting of a wide variety visualization examples, edited together to give a consisent impression of helpful methodology in turning data into pictures. This is a good theoretical book, filled with hands on examples, and concrete aspects of what data visualization ends up looking like in the field.

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