Data Points by Nathan Yau
Visualization That Means Something

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After reading this book, readers may get pretty bored and be pretty critical of data presentations they view at their next meeting or conference.
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A fresh look at visualization from the author of Visualize This

Whether it's statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. In Data Points: Visualization That Means Something, author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Using examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media, he explores both standard-and not so standard-concepts and ideas about illustrating data.

Shares intriguing ideas from Nathan Yau, author of Visualize This and creator of flowingdata.com, with over 66,000 subscribers Focuses on visualization, data graphics that help viewers see trends and patterns they might not otherwise see in a table Includes examples from the author's own illustrations, as well as from professionals in statistics, art, design, business, computer science, cartography, and more Examines standard rules across all visualization applications, then explores when and where you can break those rules

Create visualizations that register at all levels, with Data Points: Visualization That Means Something.

 

About Nathan Yau

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Nathan Yau provides statistical consulting to groups who want to make use of their data, specifically in the area of visualization. He is the creator of flowingdata.com which has 66,000 subscribers, 716,000 page views per month, 26, 516 followers on Twitter, and 7,942 on Facebook. He is the author of Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics. Nathan has developed many online projects, conducted numerous workshops and been highlighted in the Economist, NYT, CNN, Creativity Online, Pop!Tech, HOW Design, and F magazine.
 
Published March 25, 2013 by Wiley. 320 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by pfaulhaber on May 15 2013

After reading this book, readers may get pretty bored and be pretty critical of data presentations they view at their next meeting or conference.

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