Posts Tagged ‘book’

The Best American Infographics 2013

Book highlights the finest infographics from the past year.

Displays an incredible variety of high-quality graphics ranging from highly technical to whimsical. The book demonstrates many styles and many ways to visually communicate data and ideas. An invaluable source of inspiration.

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Edward Tufte’s ‘Slopegraphs’

July 17, 2011 1 comment

In his 1983 book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward R. Tufte displayed a new type of data graphic. He was completely ignored.

Last month Tufte reintroduced the graph to the world, now christened as “Slopegraphs.” “Slopegraphs compare changes over time for a list of nouns located on an ordinal or interval scale.”

Charlie Park followed up with an extensive examination. “Any time you’d use a line chart to show a progression of univariate data among multiple actors over time, you might have a good candidate for a slopegraph.”

How to Tell a Story with Data

Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics [Paperback]

by Nathan Yau
Just published, Visualize This covers a variety of tools and different data types, and teaches you how to find and tell stories with data.