By Alberto Cairo
Unlike any time earlier than in our lives, we've got entry to massive quantities of unfastened information. With the proper instruments, we will be able to begin to make feel of all this information to determine styles and developments that may rather be invisible to us. via reworking numbers into graphical shapes, we let readers to appreciate the tales these numbers conceal. during this useful advent to figuring out and utilizing details images, you’ll easy methods to use info visualizations as instruments to work out past lists of numbers and variables and attain new insights into the advanced international round us. whatever the form of information you’re operating with–business, technological know-how, politics, activities, or perhaps your personal own finances–this e-book will allow you to use statistical charts, maps, and rationalization diagrams to identify the tales within the info and study new issues from it.
You’ll additionally get to peek into the artistic technique of a number of the world’s such a lot gifted designers and visible newshounds, together with Condé Nast Traveler’s John Grimwade, nationwide Geographic Magazine’s Fernando Baptista, The ny Times’ Steve Duenes, The Washington Post’s Hannah Fairfield, Hans Rosling of the Gapminder beginning, Stanford’s Geoff McGhee, and ecu superstars Moritz Stefaner, Jan Willem Tulp, Stefanie Posavec, and Gregor Aisch. The publication additionally features a DVD-ROM containing over ninety mins of video classes that extend on center options defined in the publication and contains much more inspirational info pix from the world’s major designers.
the 1st ebook to provide a vast, hands-on advent to details pix and visualization, The practical Art reveals:
• Why information visualization could be regarded as “functional artwork” instead of nice art
• tips to use colour, style, and different photograph instruments to make your info pics better, not only higher having a look
• The technological know-how of ways our brains understand and consider details
• most sensible practices for growing interactive details graphics
• A complete examine the artistic method in the back of winning details pics
• an in depth gallery of inspirational paintings from the world’s most sensible designers and visible artists
On the DVD-ROM:
In this introductory video path on details pix, Alberto Cairo is going into higher element with much more visible examples of the way to create potent details pix that functionality as functional instruments for assisting conception. You’ll the way to: comprise simple layout rules on your visualizations, create easy interfaces for interactive images, and select the perfect kind of photograph kinds in your info. Cairo additionally deconstructs winning details images from The long island Times and National Geographic journal with sketches and photographs now not proven within the e-book.