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Main Title The functional art : an introduction to information graphics and visualization /
Author Cairo, Alberto,
Publisher New Riders,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 785863999
ISBN 9780321834737; 0321834739
Subjects Computer graphics ; Charts, diagrams, etc--Design ; Information visualization ; Infographie ; Traitement des donnes ; Donnes statistiques ; Analyse statistique ; Communication visuelle ; Société de l'information ; Visualisierung ; Informationsgrafik ; Visuell kommunikation ; Grafisk framställning--design ; Datorgrafik
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  T385.C33875 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/10/2021
Collation xxi, 363 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (16 cm)
Notes "Includes a complete introductory information graphics video course"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-353) and index.
Contents Notes "Unlike any time before in our lives, we have access to vast amounts of free information. With the right tools, we can start to make sense of all this data to see patterns and trends that would otherwise be invisible to us. By transforming numbers into graphical shapes, we allow readers to understand the stories those numbers hide. In this practical introduction to understanding and using information graphics, you'll learn how to use data visualizations as tools to see beyond lists of numbers and variables and achieve new insights into the complex world around us. Regardless of the kind of data you're working with-business, science, politics, sports, or even your own personal finances-this book will show you how to use statistical charts, maps, and explanation diagrams to spot the stories in the data and learn new things from it. You'll also get to peek into the creative process of some of the world's most talented designers and visual journalists, including Condé Nast Traveler's John Grimwade, National Geographic Magazine's Fernando Baptista, The New York Times' Steve Duenes, The Washington Post's Hannah Fairfield, Hans Rosling of the Gapminder Foundation, Stanford's Geoff McGhee, and European superstars Moritz Stefaner, Jan Willem Tulp, Stefanie Posavec, and Gregor Aisch. The book also includes a DVD-ROM containing over 90 minutes of video lessons that expand on core concepts explained within the book and includes even more inspirational information graphics from the world's leading designers. The first book to offer a broad, hands-on introduction to information graphics and visualization, The Functional Art reveals: why data visualization should be thought of as "functional art" rather than fine art; how to use color, type, and other graphic tools to make your information graphics more effective, not just better looking; the science of how our brains perceive and remember information; best practices for creating interactive information graphics; A comprehensive look at the creative process behind successful information graphics; and an extensive gallery of inspirational work from the world's top designers and visual artists"--Publisher's description.
Place Published Berkeley, California
Access Notes System requirements for accompanying material: DVD-ROM drive; HTML 5 compatible Web browser; Quicktime version 7 or higher.
PUB Date Free Form ©2013
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content two-dimensional moving image
Carrier computer disc
Cataloging Source RDA
LCCN 2012289140
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OCLC Time Stamp 20210806213020
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 07579cam 22007577i 45010