Escaping Flatland, and avoiding chart junk along the way Passionate exposition on effective visualizations. Key takeaways are small-multiples, use of color, and use of details. However, the material on maps is sketchy. While mostly good, it is also distractedly didactic. While a must-have in any collection on data visualizations, for people looking for only one book on effective data visualizations, this is not it.This book is like the poetry of visualizations; you will need to supplement it with books that are the prose of visualizations – see…
A Classic with Quality, “Food for Thought” Examples You’ll find Tufte’s name in the references in the back of almost every data visualization book out there. And while he has written several books, from what I can tell Envisioning Information is the favorite among readers (if by a slim margin).The author’s Yale professorship, Phi Beta Kappa label, design awards and science-focused edge all testify that he knows what he’s talking about. But the real strength of the book in my opinion is that anyone with any level of knowledge on the…
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