Information Visualization: Perception for Design / Edition 3

Information Visualization: Perception for Design / Edition 3

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by Colin Ware
     
 

Information Visualization: Perception for Design is a comprehensive guide to what the science of human perception tells us about how we should display information.

The human brain is a super-computer for finding patterns in information. Our understanding of visual data and visual information is greatly enhanced or impeded by the way information is

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Information Visualization: Perception for Design is a comprehensive guide to what the science of human perception tells us about how we should display information.

The human brain is a super-computer for finding patterns in information. Our understanding of visual data and visual information is greatly enhanced or impeded by the way information is presented. It is essential that visual data be designed in such a way that key information and important patterns will stand out. It is only by understanding how perception works that the best visualizations can be created.

Colin Ware outlines the key principles for a wide range of applications and designs, providing designers with the tools to create visualizations of improved clarity, utility and persuasiveness. The book continues to be the key resource for practical design guidelines, based on perception, which can be applied by practitioners, students and researchers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123814647
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Interactive Technologies Series
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
215,167
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Foundations for an Applied Science of Data Visualization

Chapter 2. The Environment, Optics, Resolution, and the Display

Chapter 3. Lightness, Brightness, Contrast and Constancy

Chapter 4. Color

Chapter 5. Visual Salience and Finding Information

Chapter 6. Static and Moving Patterns

Chapter 7. Space Perception

Chapter 8. Visual Objects and Data Objects

Chapter 9. Images, Narrative, and Gestures for Explanation

Chapter 10. Interacting with Visualizations

Chapter 11. Visual Thinking Processes

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