Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. TufteThe book identifies excellent and effective methods for presenting information, suggests new designs, and provides tools for assessing the credibility of evidence presentations. Here we will see serious evidence presentations-ranging through evolutionary trees and rocket science to economics, art history, and sculpture.
Call Number: General (KG) 700.103 96 and General (GP) 700.103 96
Good Charts by Scott BerinatoThis book provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz and a good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and powerfully convey ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication.
Call Number: General (GP) 658.452 104
Publication Date: 2016
Information dashboard design : displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, 2nd ed. by Stephen FewStephen Few exposes the common problems in dashboard design and describes its best practices in great detail and with a multitude of examples in this updated 2nd edition. Dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information at a glance, yet few do so effectively. The book not only teaches how to design dashboards but also gives a deep understanding of the concepts "rooted in brain science" that explain the why behind the how.
Call Number: General (GP) 658.4038011 163 /2
Publication Date: 2013
Say It with Presentations by Gene ZelaznySay It With Presentations features a wealth of practical information on: Selecting the best medium_traditional standup presentation, discussion meeting, video conference, or virtual presentation Designing your presentation_knowing what to put in and what to leave out Determining your message_how to make it clear, direct, and appropriate for the intended audience Writing the presentation_crafting the most effective story line, introduction, and ending Making the most of visuals_including computer-driven onscreen presentations with animation, scanned images, sound, video, and links Creating charts, text visuals, and storyboards_to produce the most attractive and convincing presentation Projecting confidence, conviction, and enthusiasm_to hold audience attention and generate interest in your ideas Rehearsing the presentation_to search out imperfections and make the event as compelling as possible Setting up facilities and equipment_to ensure that everything is working smoothly and geared for a first-rate presentation Applying your delivery skills_putting together all the oral, video, and audio effects and delivering them at the right pace Getting used to answering questions_by preparing for and anticipating post-presentation queries from the audience.
Publication Date: 2006
Semiology of graphics : diagrams, networks, maps by Jacques BertinSemiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. Founded on Jacques Bertin's practical experience as a cartographer, Part One of this work is an unprecedented attempt to synthesize principles of graphic communication with the logic of standard rules applied to writing and topography. Part Two brings Bertin's theory to life, presenting a close study of graphic techniques including shape, orientation, color, texture, volume, and size in an array of more than 1,000 maps and diagrams.
Call Number: General (GP) and General (KG) 001.4226 30
Publication Date: 2010
Signal: understanding what matters in a world of noise by Stephen FewIn and of itself, data is neither. Assuming that data is accurate, it is merely a collection of facts. When a fact is true and useful, only then is it a signal. When it's not, it's noise. This provides the straightforward, practical instruction using data visualization methods, the author teaches how to apply statistics to gain a comprehensive understanding of one's data and adapts the techniques of Statistical Process Control in new ways to detect not just changes in the metrics but also changes in the patterns that characterize data.
Call Number: General (GP) 001.4226 37
Publication Date: 2015
Storytelling with Data by Cole Nussbaumer KnaflicStorytelling with Data is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story.
Publication Date: 2015
The Truthful Art by Alberto CairoThe Truthful Art is an introduction to quantitative thinking and statistical and cartographical representation written specifically for journalists and designers. A follow-up to The Functional Art, it goes into the specifics of how to create functional charts, maps, and graphs.
Publication Date: 2016
Turning Numbers into Knowledge by John P. Holdren (Foreword by); Jonathan Garo KoomeyThis book (intended for beginning analysts, students, and the people training them) bridges general business problem solving and mathematics for improved effectiveness in work and life. This new edition is full of tools for solving real-world problems - an ideal training manual for those who are intimidated by quantitative analysis and an excellent refresher for those looking to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, and the cogency of their arguments.