Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design
Author: Kirk, Andy
Brand: SAGE Publications Ltd
Edition: Second Edition (Revised Edition)
Number Of Pages: 328
Release Date: 11-09-2019
Details: Product Description One of the "six best books for data geeks" - Financial Times, UK Winner of the "Printed Information Resource 2020" award from the Knowledge & Information Management Group, part of The Chartered Association of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) (UK) 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. Explore more resources about . Review Many books focus on using software to visualise data but fewer consider good design. Data Visualisation addresses this in an inherently practical way. This is a much needed book which recognises and clarifies the process of designing excellent graphics. -- Chris Playford Published On: 2019-01-18 What do we actually mean when we talk about Data Visualisation? How do we ′do it’? How can we ensure our research using Data Visualisation is effective and ethical? The answers are all here in this inspirational and invaluable guide. -- Thérèse A.G. Lewis Published On: 2019-03-28 Everything I loved in the first edition of this valuable book has been incorporated into the second, including Kirk’s typology of data visualisation and masses of visual examples, but with more precise written arguments. This volume continues to fill the gap between overwhelming data and the visualisations that can facilitate understanding. -- Pamela Woolner Published On: 2019-03-29 In this second edition, Andy adds relevant content to what was already a fantastic framework for learning the fundamentals of data visualization, all with acute and critical eyes. As an educator, I find it an invaluable resource to students and myself alike. -- Isabel Meirelles Published On: 2019-04-01 While most works in this space focus on data journalism, scientific visualisations or other specialist audiences, this book targets decision makers and helps with everything from initial concepts and data preparation to editorial layouts. A refreshing angle and a compelling read. -- Elena Simperl Published On: 2019-04-04 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 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.
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