One of the "six best books for data geeks" - Financial Times
With over 200 images and extensive how-to and how-not-to examples, this new edition has everything students and scholars need to understand and create effective data visualisations.
Combining ‘how to think’ instruction with a ‘how to produce’ mentality, this book takes readers step-by-step through analysing, designing, and curating information into useful, impactful tools of communication.
With this book and its extensive collection of online support, readers can:
- Decide what visualisations work best for their data and their audience using the chart gallery
- See data visualisation in action and learn the tools to try it themselves
- Follow online checklists, tutorials, and exercises to build skills and confidence
- Get advice from the UK’s leading data visualisation trainer on everything from getting started to honing the craft.
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|Edition description:||Second Edition (Revised Edition)|
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About the Author
Andy Kirk is a UK-based data visualisation specialist. He has been a freelance professional since founding Visualising Data Ltd in 2011 and has been the editor of award-winning website www.visualisingdata.com since 2010. Andy provides design consultancy and delivers training workshops to organisations across all industries all around the world. He is a visiting lecturer on Masters degree programmes at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, USA) and Imperial College, London.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION PART A FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1 Defining Data Visualisation Chapter 2 The Visualisation Design ProcessPART B THE HIDDEN THINKING Chapter 3 Formulating Your Brief Chapter 4 Working With Data Chapter 5 Establishing Your Editorial ThinkingPART C DESIGN THINKING Chapter 6 Data Representation Chapter 7 InteractivityChapter 8 AnnotationChapter 9 ColourChapter 10 CompositionEPILOGUE