The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization

The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization

by Alberto Cairo

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ISBN-13: 9780321834737
Publisher: New Riders
Publication date: 09/05/2012
Series: Voices That Matter Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 235,819
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - What Infographics and Visualizations Are

PART 1 - Foundations
Chapter 1 - Why Visualization - From Data to Wisdom
Chapter 2 - Form and Function - Visualization as a Technology
Chapter 3 - The Beauty Paradox - Art and Communication Efficacy
Chapter 4 - Exposition, Exploration, And the Complexity Challenge

PART 2 - History
Chapter 5 - Here Be Dragons - On the Origins of Maps
Chapter 6 - Lights of Reason - the Dawn of Scientific Illustration
Chapter 7 - A Scottish Engineer And a Century of Revolutions - the History of Charts

PART 3 - Cognition
Chapter 8 - The Eye and the Visual Brain
Chapter 9 - Non-sensed Perception
Chapter 10 - Images in the Brain

PART 4 - Practice
Chapter 11 - The Creation Process in Infographics and Visualization
Chapter 12 - Interactive Graphics and Visualization

APPENDIX - Projects from leading practitioners in the field, explained in detail

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