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The functional art : an introduction to information graphics and visualization

Author: Alberto Cairo
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : New Riders, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Includes a complete introductory information graphics video course"--Cover.

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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Cairo
ISBN: 9780321834737 0321834739
OCLC Number: 785863999
Notes: "Includes a complete introductory information graphics video course"--Cover.
Description: xxi, 363 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer disc (12 cm)
Details: System requirements for accompanying material: DVD-ROM drive; HTML 5 compatible Web browser; Quicktime version 7 or higher.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Foundations --
1. Why visualize: from information to wisdom --
2. Forms and functions: visualization as a technology --
3. The beauty paradox: art and communication --
4. The complexity challenge: presentation and exploration --
Part II. Cognition --
5. The eye and the visual brain --
6. Visualizing for the mind --
7. Images in the head --
Part III. Practice --
8. Creating information graphics --
9. The rise of interactive graphics --
Part IV. Profiles --
1. The infographics gentleman: John Grimwade (Condé nast traveler magazine) --
2. Information art: Juan Velaso and Fernando Baptista (National geographic magazine) --
3. All the infographics that are fit to print: Steve Duenes and Xaquín G.V. (New York times) --
4. Capital infographics: Hannah Fairfield (Washington post) --
5. Germanic precision: Jan Schwochow (Golden Section Graphics) --
6. Visualization in academia: Geoff McGhee (Stanford University) --
7. Quantitative humanism: Hans Rosling (Gapminder Foundation) --
8. Truth and beauty operator: Moritz Stefaner (moritz.stefaner.eu) --
9. The rising stars: Gregor Aisch (driven-by-data.net) and Jan Willem Tulp (TULP interactive) --
10. Visualizing literature: Stefanie Posavec (itsbeenreal.co.uk).
Responsibility: Alberto Cairo.

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