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Data design: visualising quantities, locations, connections

By: Mollerup, Per.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Bloomsbury 2015Description: 175 p.ISBN: 9781408191873.Subject(s): Information visualizationDDC classification: 001.4226 Summary: Data Design: Visualising quantities, locations, connections is a lively and comprehensive introduction to data visualisation, illustrated with 199 instructive data displays. The book is for designers, journalists, editors, writers and anyone concerned with presenting factual information in a clear and effective way. Data Design highlights the key qualities of good data visualisation: accuracy, simplicity, and clarity. In this spirit, Per Mollerup discusses information design with great clarity. The proposed data displays are as simple as possible, and every graphic element is there to convey meaning. This book is not about data decoration. Data Design can be read from cover to cover, but it doesn't have to be. It can also serve as a reference guide. Each of the data displays included is explained in such a way as to clarify the problems to be addressed and the method by which to address them, enabling the reader to develop the skills with which to improve their data visualisation designs. (http://bloomsbury.com/uk/data-design-9781408191873/)
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Table of Contents:

Introduction

• Organizing Knowledge

Field of Study

• Goals
• Benefits
• Information Graphics
• Simplicity
• Milestones

Basics

• Beware of Visual Displays
• Research and Common Sense
• Gestalt Principles of Perception
• Psychological Principles
• Colour
• Notation
• Reading Visual Displays
• Choice of Display

Visualising Quantities

• Variables
• Pie Charts
• Vertical Bar Charts
• Histograms
• Stem-and-leaf Plots
• Horizontal Bar Charts
• Divided Bar Charts
• Stacked Bar Charts
• Step Charts
• Bubble Charts
• Line Charts
• Layer Charts
• Radar Charts
• Scatter Plots
• Picture Tables
• Heat Maps
• Small Multiples
• Don'ts

Visualising Locations

• Thematic Maps
• Map Scale
• Map Projection
• The Geographical Coordinate System
• Map Orientation
• Choropleth Maps
• Proportional Symbol Maps
• Isopleth Maps
• Cartograms
• Chorochromatic Maps
• Dot Distribution Maps
• Transit maps
• You-Are-Here Maps

Visualising Connections

• Trees
• Decision Trees
• Treemaps
• Mind Maps
• Positioning Maps
• Timelines
• Flow Charts
• Concept Maps
• Venn Diagrams
• Carroll Diagrams
• Euler Diagrams

End Matter

• Sources
• Index
• Acknowledgements
• Author Bio


Data Design: Visualising quantities, locations, connections is a lively and comprehensive introduction to data visualisation, illustrated with 199 instructive data displays. The book is for designers, journalists, editors, writers and anyone concerned with presenting factual information in a clear and effective way.

Data Design highlights the key qualities of good data visualisation: accuracy, simplicity, and clarity. In this spirit, Per Mollerup discusses information design with great clarity. The proposed data displays are as simple as possible, and every graphic element is there to convey meaning. This book is not about data decoration.

Data Design can be read from cover to cover, but it doesn't have to be. It can also serve as a reference guide. Each of the data displays included is explained in such a way as to clarify the problems to be addressed and the method by which to address them, enabling the reader to develop the skills with which to improve their data visualisation designs.


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