Data Visualization : Principles and Practice

Data visualization is built on a set of scientific principles and on the practice of visualization by designers and analysts around the world. This book looks at broad principles from information theory, through perception to narrative and finishing with a consideration of the truth in visualizations.

“Visual understanding is the essential and only true means of teaching how to judge things correctly, the learning of numbers and language must be definitely subordinated.”

Johan Heinrich Pestalozzi 1746-1827

This short film introduces some of the ideas and history underpinning data visualization.

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