Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map

Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map

by Katy Börner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262028813
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/20/2015
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 832,443
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 13.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Katy Börner is Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Leader of the Information Visualization Lab, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University Bloomington. She is the author of Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know and the coauthor of Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data, both published by the MIT Press.

What People are Saying About This

Abel L. Packer

The Atlas is a comprehensive and systematic compendium of state-of-the-art methods for knowledge communication and science evaluation.

Using practical and relevant case studies, the Atlas illustrates trends in scientific knowledge management and mapping.

Michael Batty

There are many books that now tell us how to use the plethora of new methods that let us visualize complex data. But Atlas of Knowledge goes well beyond this, showing us in step-by-step fashion with key exemplars, how we can harness this power of visualization. A wonderful guide for anyone who wishes to exploit the power of contemporary scientific visualization in their own work.

Richard Rogers

A brilliant synthesis of knowledge visualization practices and a timely contribution as the next wave of Big Data scholarship materializes. Börner's book is a 'must have.'

Endorsement

The human brain can process massive amounts of information either sequentially—in a series of spoken or written words—or simultaneously—in a single parallel image. This splendid new book shows a panorama of ways that empower brains to process information that is not only hard and time-consuming to describe in words, but in many cases cannot be fully understood until it is transformed into images.

Stevan Harnad, Université du Québec à Montréal and University of Southampton, Cognitive Scientist and Open Access Archivangelist

From the Publisher

Finally, visualization reaches maturity as Katy Börner shows readers the powerful, but rarely seen, forces that shape our lives. Drawing on the work of thousands of creative visual designers, this book is a tribute to human ingenuity in creating our new world of visual thinking.

Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction

There are many books that now tell us how to use the plethora of new methods that let us visualize complex data. But Atlas of Knowledge goes well beyond this, showing us in step-by-step fashion with key exemplars, how we can harness this power of visualization. A wonderful guide for anyone who wishes to exploit the power of contemporary scientific visualization in their own work.

Michael Batty, University College London; author of The New Science of Cities

This isn't just a wonderfully illustrated coffee-table book, but one of the best references ever on how to design information graphics and visualizations. Just the sections on how to choose the best way to visually represent data depending on your goals are worth the price of the entire book.

Alberto Cairo, University of Miami, author of The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization

A brilliant synthesis of knowledge visualization practices and a timely contribution as the next wave of Big Data scholarship materializes. Börner's book is a 'must have.'

Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam; author of Digital Methods

The Atlas is a comprehensive and systematic compendium of state-of-the-art methods for knowledge communication and science evaluation. Using practical and relevant case studies, the Atlas illustrates trends in scientific knowledge management and mapping.

Abel L. Packer, Federal University of São Paulo Foundation, Director of SciELO / FAPESP Program

The human brain can process massive amounts of information either sequentially—in a series of spoken or written words—or simultaneously—in a single parallel image. This splendid new book shows a panorama of ways that empower brains to process information that is not only hard and time-consuming to describe in words, but in many cases cannot be fully understood until it is transformed into images.

Stevan Harnad, Université du Québec à Montréal and University of Southampton, Cognitive Scientist and Open Access Archivangelist

Stevan Harnad

The human brain can process massive amounts of information either sequentially — in a series of spoken or written words — or simultaneously — in a single parallel image. This splendid new book shows a panorama of ways that empower brains to process information that is not only hard and time-consuming to describe in words, but in many cases cannot be fully understood until it is transformed into images.

Ben Shneiderman

Finally, visualization reaches maturity as Katy Börner shows readers the powerful, but rarely seen, forces that shape our lives. Drawing on the work of thousands of creative visual designers, this book is a tribute to human ingenuity in creating our new world of visual thinking.

Alberto Cairo

This isn't just a wonderfully illustrated coffee-table book, but one of the best references ever on how to design information graphics and visualizations.

Just the sections on how to choose the best way to visually represent data depending on your goals are worth the price of the entire book.

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