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Author Kirk, Andy
Title Data Visualization : a successful design process
Imprint Olton : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2012
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Note Intro -- Data Visualization: a successful design process -- Table of Contents -- Data Visualization: a successful design process -- Credits -- About the Author -- About the Reviewers -- -- Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more -- Why Subscribe? -- Free Access for Packt account holders -- Preface -- What this book covers -- What you need for this book -- Who this book is for -- Conventions -- Reader feedback -- Customer support -- Errata -- Piracy -- Questions -- 1. The Context of Data Visualization -- Exploiting the digital age -- Visualization as a discovery tool -- The bedrock of visualization knowledge -- Defining data visualization -- Visualization skills for the masses -- The data visualization methodology -- Visualization design objectives -- Strive for form and function -- Justifying the selection of everything we do -- Creating accessibility through intuitive design -- Never deceive the receiver -- Summary -- 2. Setting the Purpose and Identifying Key Factors -- Clarifying the purpose of your project -- The reason for existing -- The intended effect -- Establishing intent - the visualization's function -- When the function is to explain -- When the function is to explore -- When the function is to exhibit data -- Establishing intent - the visualization's tone -- Pragmatic and analytical -- Emotive and abstract -- Key factors surrounding a visualization project -- The "eight hats" of data visualization design -- The initiator -- The data scientist -- The journalist -- The computer scientist -- The designer -- The cognitive scientist -- The communicator -- The project manager -- Summary -- 3. Demonstrating Editorial Focus and Learning About Your Data -- The importance of editorial focus -- Preparing and familiarizing yourself with your data -- Refining your editorial focus -- Using visual analysis to find stories
An example of finding and telling stories -- Summary -- 4. Conceiving and Reasoning Visualization Design Options -- Data visualization design is all about choices -- Some helpful tips -- The visualization anatomy - data representation -- Choosing the correct visualization method -- Considering the physical properties of our data -- Determining the degree of accuracy in interpretation -- Creating an appropriate design metaphor -- Choosing the final solution -- The visualization anatomy - data presentation -- The use of color -- To represent data -- To bring the data layer to the fore -- To conform to design requirements -- Creating interactivity -- Annotation -- Arrangement -- Summary -- 5. Taxonomy of Data Visualization Methods -- Data visualization methods -- Choosing the appropriate chart type -- Comparing categories -- Dot plot -- Bar chart (or column chart) -- Floating bar (or Gantt chart) -- Pixelated bar chart -- Histogram -- Slopegraph (or bumps chart or table chart) -- Radial chart -- Glyph chart -- Sankey diagram -- Area size chart -- Small multiples (or trellis chart) -- Word cloud -- Assessing hierarchies and part-to-whole relationships -- Pie chart -- Stacked bar chart (or stacked column chart) -- Square pie (or unit chart or waffle chart) -- Tree map -- Circle packing diagram -- Bubble hierarchy -- Tree hierarchy -- Showing changes over time -- Line chart -- Sparklines -- Area chart -- Horizon chart -- Stacked area chart -- Stream graph -- Candlestick chart (or box and whiskers plot, OHLC chart) -- Barcode chart -- Flow map -- Plotting connections and relationships -- Scatter plot -- Bubble plot -- Scatter plot matrix -- Heatmap (or matrix chart) -- Parallel sets (or parallel coordinates) -- Radial network (or chord diagram) -- Network diagram (or force-directed/node-link network) -- Mapping geo-spatial data -- Choropleth map
Dot plot map -- Bubble plot map -- Isarithmic map (or contour map or topological map) -- Particle flow map -- Cartogram -- Dorling cartogram -- Network connection map -- Summary -- 6. Constructing and Evaluating Your Design Solution -- For constructing visualizations, technology matters -- Visualization software, applications, and programs -- Charting and statistical analysis tools -- Programming environments -- Tools for mapping -- Other specialist tools -- The construction process -- Approaching the finishing line -- Post-launch evaluation -- Developing your capabilities -- Practice, practice, practice! -- Evaluating the work of others -- Publishing and sharing your output -- Immerse yourself into learning about the field -- Summary -- Index
A comprehensive yet quick guide to the best approaches to designing data visualizations, with real examples and illustrative diagrams. Whatever the desired outcome ensure success by following this expert design process. This book is for anyone who has responsibility for, or is interested in trying to find innovative and effective ways to visually analyze and communicate data. There is no skill, no knowledge and no role-based pre-requisites or expectations of anyone reading this book
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kirk, Andy Data Visualization : a successful design process Olton : Packt Publishing, Limited,c2012 9781849693462
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