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Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design

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Never has it been more and more essential to work in the world of data. Scholars and students need to be able to analyze, design and curate information into useful tools of communication, insight and understanding. This book is the starting point in learning the process and skills of data visualization, teaching the concepts and skills of how to present data and inspiring ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by Sage Publications Ltd (first published June 22nd 2016)
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Roel Peters
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't know one could write 340 pages about data visualisation, without using too much graphs throughout the book. Although the book contains a lot of fluff, it does a pretty decent job in structuring the data visualisation process and the types of visualisations. Especially the mini-encyclopedia in the middle is pretty useful for reference purposes. Nevertheless, and I repeat, a lot of text for something that could be summerized on a dozen of pages. ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
There is a lot of good information in here but I think Storytelling With Data is a more easily digestible.
Paul Laughlin
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This month I read Andy Kirk’s absorbing Data Visualisation 2, or to give it its proper title “Data Visualisation” 2nd Edition.

The subtitle for this book is ‘A Handbook for Data-Driven Design‘, that hints at how this is packed with advice. Although the paperwork version is a comfortable weight it is astonishing how much it contains. This really is a guide for practitioners and one they will want to refer back to.

Comparing this book with two other Data Visualisation books that I’ve previously revi
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After learning about data visualization this semester, it's unsurprising to me that the data visualization textbooks were some of the best textbooks I've ever had. Concise, visually appealing, easy to understand. Would honestly recommend to anyone who has to make data visualizations at work or who just wants to further their appreciation of data visualizations.

Read for LIS 707: Data Visualization and Communication for Decision Making
Moritz Stefaner
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Great overview of what makes successful data visualizations work. Love the depth and nuance! Especially the process and principles should be very helpful for beginners.
Joe Moya
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Impressive Organization and Information.

Among all the books I have read regarding Infographics and data presentation/design, this one provides the best mix of details and general overview.; not too much, not too little. I highly recommend.
Peeravich Paoprayoon
A handbook with exhaustive examples of beautiful visuals.
I found most visuals shown are, to say, modern. They are not quite suitable for orthodox business reporting which I am in. I feel that researchers, journalists or bloggers working with big data will find this book very useful.
Larry Burks
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Nice to find a book about data visualization from a design concept and process perspective, vs what tools to create your visualization in. Perfect for my needs.
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