Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data (MIT Press)

Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data (MIT Press)

Katy Börner


In the age of huge info, the instruments of knowledge visualization supply us a macroscope to assist us make feel of the avalanche of information on hand on each topic. This booklet deals a gradual advent to the layout of insightful info visualizations. it's the in basic terms booklet at the topic that teaches nonprogrammers tips to use open code and open facts to layout insightful visualizations. Readers will learn how to observe complex information mining and visualization thoughts to make experience of temporal, geospatial, topical, and community facts. The ebook, built to be used in a data visualization MOOC, covers info research algorithms that let extraction of styles and developments in facts, with chapters dedicated to "when" (temporal data), "where" (geospatial data), "what" (topical data), and "with whom" (networks and trees); and to structures that force examine and improvement. Examples of initiatives undertaken for consumers comprise an interactive visualization of the luck of video game participant task in international of Warcraft; a visualization of 311 quantity adoption that indicates the diffusion of non-emergency calls within the usa; a go back on funding examine for 2 many years of HIV/AIDS learn investment via NIAID; and a map exhibiting the impression of the HiveNYC studying community. Visual Insights may be a necessary source on easy details visualization recommendations for students in lots of fields, scholars, designers, or someone who works with data.

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