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Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design

Andy Kirk

This handbook offers everything students and scholars need to master the craft of developing insightful and delightful data visualisations. Across over 300 pages packed full of useful knowledge this book is an essential reference to help readers harness the wide range of contextual, analytical, editorial, and visual ingredients that shape this complex but invigorating subject.

With an emphasis on critical thinking over technical instruction, the importance of good decision-making is placed at the centre of a proven step-by-step process. Blending conceptual, theoretical, and practical thinking, this updated edition will inspire you to elevate your ambition and inform you how to get there.

With this book and an extensive companion collection of digital resources, readers will:

- See more than 200 examples showcasing visualisation works from a diverse list of talented creators covering a spectrum of topics and techniques

- Develop a detailed understanding of 40 different chart types

- Discover the many little details that make a big difference, with four chapters dedicated to the presentation design of interactive features, annotated assistance, colouring and composition

- Learn practical tips about how to most robustly gather, examine, transform, then explore your data

- Follow online exercises to apply knowledge, build skills and develop confidence

- Get access to hundreds of curated reading references to help hone the craft.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Publish Date: Jan 13rd, 2025
  • Pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0003
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781529626544
  • Categories: ResearchMethodology

About the Author

Kirk, Andy: -

Andy Kirk is a UK-based data visualisation specialist. He has been a freelance professional since founding Visualising Data Ltd in 2011 and has been the editor of award-winning website since 2010. Andy provides design consultancy and delivers training workshops to organisations across all industries all around the world. He is a visiting lecturer on Masters degree programmes at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, USA) and Imperial College, London.