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The functional art : an introduction to information graphics and visualization

Author: Alberto Cairo
Publisher: Berkeley, California : New Riders, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unlike any time before in our lives, we have access to vast amounts of free information. With the right tools, we can start to make sense of all this data to see patterns and trends that would otherwise be invisible to us. By transforming numbers into graphical shapes, we allow readers to understand the stories those numbers hide. In this practical introduction to understanding and using information graphics,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
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: 363 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer disc (16 cm)
Details: System requirements for accompanying material: DVD-ROM drive; HTML 5 compatible Web browser; Quicktime version 7 or higher.
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
5. The eye and the visual brain --
6. Visualizing for the mind --
7. Images in the head --
8. Creating information graphics --
9. The rise of interactive graphics. Profiles. The infographics gentleman / John Grimwade, Condé Nast traveler magazine ; Information art / Juan Velaso and Fernando Baptista, National geographic magazine ; All the infographics that are fit to print / Steve Duenes and Xaquín G.V., New York times ; Capital infographics / Hannah Fairfield, Washington post ; Germanic precision / Jan Schwochow, Golden Section Graphics ; Visualization in academia / Geoff McGhee, Stanford University ; Quantitative humanism / Hans Rosling, Gapminder Foundation ; Truth and beauty operator / Mortiz Stefaner ; The rising stars / Gregor Aisch and Jan Willem Tulp ; Visualizing literature / Stefanie Posavec --
Bibliography --
Index.
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