Synopsis: Do you want to create more attractive charts? Or do you have huge data sets and need to unearth the key insights in a visual manner? Data visualization is the representation and presentation of data, using proven design techniques to bring alive the patterns, stories and key insights locked away.
“Data Visualization: a Successful Design Process” explores the unique fusion of art and science that is data visualization; a discipline for which instinct alone is insufficient for you to succeed in enabling audiences to discover key trends, insights and discoveries from your data. This book will equip you with the key techniques required to overcome contemporary data visualization challenges.
You’ll discover a proven design methodology that helps you develop invaluable knowledge and practical capabilities.
You’ll never again settle for a default Excel chart or resort to ‘fancy-looking’ graphs. You will be able to work from the starting point of acquiring, preparing and familiarizing with your data, right through to concept design. Choose your ‘killer’ visual representation to engage and inform your audience.
“Data Visualization: a Successful Design Process” will inspire you to relish any visualization project with greater confidence and bullish know-how; turning challenges into exciting design opportunities.
Published: December 2012 | ISBN: 978-1849693462
Our Interview: Science Book a Day Interviews Andy Kirk
I was lucky enough to attend one of Andy Kirk’s seminars earlier this year and was blown away by his knowledge of the area and the many many ways that data can be visualised. While I feel I’m reasonably knowledgeable on the topic, Andy demonstrated visualisation types I’d never even heard of. Needless to say I bought the digital version of his book and haven’t looked back. – @popsciguyoz
An example of Andy Kirk’s Visualizing Work:
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