FlowingData.com Data Visualization Set

  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • 2014
  • Paperback
  • 704
  • Sproget er ikke defineret
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  • 9781118906705
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Visualize This is a guide on how to visualize and tell
stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented
with step-by-step tutorials. It begins with a description of the
huge growth of data and visualization in industry, news, and gov't
and opportunities for those who tell stories with data. Logically
it moves on to actual stories in data-statistical ones with trends
and human stories. the technical part comes up quickly with how to
gather, parse and format data with Python, R, Excel, Google docs,
etc and details tools to visualize data-native graphics for the Web
like ActionScript, Flash libraries, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML.
Every chapter provides an example as well. Patterns over time and
kinds of data charts are followed by proportions, chart types and
examples. Next, examples and descriptions of outliers and how to
show them, different kinds of maps, how to guide your readers and
explain the data "in the visualization". The book ends with a
value-add appendix on graphical perception.

Data Points focuses on the approach to visualization and
data. Visualization is a medium that can be used as a tool, art, a
way to tell stories, etc., Data Points guides readers
through making data approachable through visualization techniques
and best practices. The focus is on designing with a purpose in
mind. Data Points discusses why recipes (from the rules)
work and expands on how readers can make their own recipes. The
book is example-driven, featuring work from people in areas of art,
design, business, statistics, computer science, cartography, and
online media, as well as many of the author's own illustrations.
The major sections of the book cover:

Visualization as Medium -- In the same way not all movies are
documentaries, not all visualization is about optimal visual
perception.

Data Representation -- There are rules across all
visualization applications, such as the use of appropriate shapes
to accurately represent values.

Design with Purpose -- Rules can be broken though. It all
depends on who and what you're designing for.

Data Points digs deep into the foundations of data
visualization:

Understanding Data and Visualization

Representing Data

Exploring Data Visually

Designing for an Audience

Visualizing with Clarity

Putting Everything Into Practice with Tools and Resources

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