Voted one of the six best books for data geeks by The Financial Times. Read the review here. Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy. Never has it been more essential to work in the world of data. Scholars and students need to be able to analyze, design, and curate information into useful tools of communication, insight, and understanding. This book is the starting point in learning the process and skills of data visualization, teaching the concepts and skills of how to present data, and inspiring effective visual design. Benefits of this book: A flexible step-by-step journey that equips you to achieve great data visualizationA curated collection of classic and contemporary examples, giving illustrations of good and bad practiceExamples on every page to give creative inspirationIllustrations of good and bad practice show you how to critically evaluate and improve your own workAdvice and experience from the best designers in the fieldLoads of online practical help, checklists, case studies and exercises make this the most comprehensive text available
Andy Kirk is a UK-based data visualisation specialist. He has been a freelance professional since founding Visualising Data Ltd in 2011 and has been the editor of award-winning website www.visualisingdata.com since 2010. Andy provides design consultancy and delivers training workshops to organisations across all industries all around the world. He is a visiting lecturer on Masters degree programmes at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, USA) and Imperial College, London.