Visualization Analysis and Design (AK Peters Visualization Series)

Visualization Analysis and Design (AK Peters Visualization Series)

Visualization Analysis and Design (AK Peters Visualization Series)

By Tamara Munzner

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Learn How to Design Effective Visualization Systems

Visualization Analysis and Design provides a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about visualization in terms of principles and design choices. It emphasizes the careful validation of effectiveness and the consideration of function before form. The book features a unified approach encompassing information visualization techniques for abstract data, scientific visualization techniques for spatial data, and visual analytics techniques for interweaving data transformation and analysis with interactive visual exploration.

The book breaks down visualization design according to three questions:ย whatย data users need to see,ย whyย users need to carry out their tasks, andย how proposed visual representations can be constructed and manipulated. It walks readers through the use of space and colour to visually encode data in a view, the trade-offs between changing a single view and using multiple linked views, and the ways to reduce the amount of data shown in each picture. The book concludes with six case studies analyzed in detail with the entire framework.

The book is suitable for many readers, from beginners to more experienced visualization designers. It does not assume any previous experience in programming, mathematics, human-computer interaction, or graphic design. It can be used in an introductory visualization course at the graduate or undergraduate level.

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