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Practical data design tips from a data visualization expert ofthe modern age

Data doesn?t decrease; it is ever-increasing and can beoverwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intendedaudience. Wouldn?t it be wonderful if we could actually visualizedata in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell astory in a clear, concise manner? Thanks to the creative genius ofNathan Yau, we can. With this full-color book, data visualizationguru and author Nathan Yau uses step-by-step tutorials to show youhow to visualize and tell stories with data. He explains how togather, parse, and format data and then design high qualitygraphics that help you explore and present patterns, outliers, andrelationships.

  • Presents a unique approach to visualizing and telling storieswith data, from a data visualization expert and the creator offlowingdata.com, Nathan Yau
  • Offers step-by-step tutorials and practical design tips forcreating statistical graphics, geographical maps, and informationdesign to find meaning in the numbers
  • Details tools that can be used to visualize data-nativegraphics for the Web, such as ActionScript, Flash libraries, PHP,and JavaScript and tools to design graphics for print, such as Rand Illustrator
  • Contains numerous examples and descriptions of patterns andoutliers and explains how to show them

Visualize This demonstrates how to explain data visually so thatyou can present your information in a way that is easy tounderstand and appealing.

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