Beautiful Visualization

Ebook Details


Julie Steele , Noah Iliinsky

Year 2010
Pages 416
Publisher O'Reilly Media
Language en
ISBN 9781449379865
File Size 21.64 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 3,135

Ebook Description

Visualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or a diagram of the human brain. Successful visualizations are beautiful not only for their aesthetic design, but also for elegant layers of detail that efficiently generate insight and new understanding. This book examines the methods of two dozen visualization experts who approach their projects from a variety of perspectives -- as artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and more. Together they demonstrate how visualization can help us make sense of the world.