Visual Complexity

Mapping Patterns of Information

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616892197

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book—the first to combine a thorough history of information visualization with a detailed look at today's most innovative applications—clearly illustrates why making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges in twenty-first-century design. From diagramming networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of informationvisualization by the field's leading practitioners.

Visual Complexity

Mapping Patterns of Information

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568989365

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and interactivity to clarify, and often beautify, the clutter. From representing networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of information-visualization by the field's leading practitioners.

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895845

Category: Design

Page: 272

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In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects—architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, enlightenment, and perfection. Clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed alongside the trefoil biohazard symbol, symbols of the Christian trinity, and the Olympic rings; and a diagram revealing the characteristics of ten thousand porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the center of the universe. Lima's introduction provides an authoritative history of the circle, and a preface describes his unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.

The Book of Trees

Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616892180

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of information visualization. Particularly noteworthy are the numerous historical examples of past efforts to make sense of complex systems of information. In this new companion volume, The Book of Trees, data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects—from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium.

Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization

Author: Ursyn, Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466681438

Category: Education

Page: 572

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The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances of emerging technology have allowed for new methods of representing such conceptual data. The Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization focuses on the use of visualization technologies to assist in the process of better comprehending scientific concepts, data, and applications. Highlighting the utilization of visual power and the roles of sensory perceptions, computer graphics, animation, and digital storytelling, this book is an essential reference source for instructors, engineers, programmers, and software developers interested in the exchange of information through the visual depiction of data.

Data Flow 2

Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Author: Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899552782

Category: Design

Page: 271

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International interest in the sophisticated and aesthetic visualization of complex information made Data Flow a bestseller. Today, more and more graphic designers, advertising agencies, motion designers, and artists work in this area. Offering practical advice, background information, case studies, and inspiration, Data Flow 2 is a valuable reference for anyone working with or interested in information graphics.

Atlas of Cyberspace

Author: Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201745757

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Reveals the geography of cyberspace using modern cartographic and visualization techniques, focusing on Internet infrastructure and traffic flows; the Web; online communities; and artistic, literary, and film speculations.

Visual Meetings

How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

Author: David Sibbet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470945407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.

Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend

Author: Alannah Moore

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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The advantages of selling your products online are many—low overhead, global markets, twenty-four-hour shopping—but perhaps most important is the level playing field offered by the internet. With a distinctive product and professional-looking website, you stand as much of a chance at success as anyone, even if others have more money to invest. In Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend, Alannah Moore guides entrepreneurs through the process of setting up an online business and creating a website that fits both their products and their budget. This accessible primer provides detailed information on how to set up and provide content for your site as well as the right storefront and payment solutions. Moore addresses all aspects of running an online business, including marketing, order management, and boosting sales. Whether you are selling goods, services, or downloadable files, this guide will help you find the e-commerce solution that's right for you.

Cartographies of Time

A History of the Timeline

Author: Daniel Rosenberg,Anthony Grafton

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1616891726

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time, authors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton have crafted a lively history featuring fanciful characters and unexpected twists and turns. From medieval manuscripts to websites, Cartographies of Time features a wide variety of timelines that in their own unique ways, curving, crossing, branching, defy conventional thinking about the form. A fifty-four-foot-long timeline from 1753 is mounted on a scroll and encased in a protective box. Another timeline uses the different parts of the human body to show the genealogies of Jesus Christ and the rulers of Saxony. Ladders created by missionaries in eighteenth-century Oregon illustrate Bible stories in a vertical format to convert Native Americans. Also included is the April 1912 Marconi North Atlantic Communication chart, which tracked ships, including the Titanic, at points in time rather than by their geographic location, alongside little-known works by famous figures, including a historical chronology by the mapmaker Gerardus Mercator and a chronological board game patented by Mark Twain. Presented in a lavishly illustrated edition, Cartographies of Time is a revelation to anyone interested in the role visual forms have played in our evolving conception of history

Atlas of Knowledge

Anyone Can Map

Author: Katy Börner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262028816

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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The power of mapping: principles for visualizing knowledge, illustrated by many stunning large-scale, full-color maps.

Visual Insights

A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data

Author: Katy Börner,David E. Polley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026232024X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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In the age of Big Data, the tools of information visualization offer us a macroscope to help us make sense of the avalanche of data available on every subject. This book offers a gentle introduction to the design of insightful information visualizations. It is the only book on the subject that teaches nonprogrammers how to use open code and open data to design insightful visualizations. Readers will learn to apply advanced data mining and visualization techniques to make sense of temporal, geospatial, topical, and network data. The book, developed for use in an information visualization MOOC, covers data analysis algorithms that enable extraction of patterns and trends in data, with chapters devoted to "when" (temporal data), "where" (geospatial data), "what" (topical data), and "with whom" (networks and trees); and to systems that drive research and development. Examples of projects undertaken for clients include an interactive visualization of the success of game player activity in World of Warcraft; a visualization of 311 number adoption that shows the diffusion of non-emergency calls in the United States; a return on investment study for two decades of HIV/AIDS research funding by NIAID; and a map showing the impact of the HiveNYC Learning Network. Visual Insights will be an essential resource on basic information visualization techniques for scholars in many fields, students, designers, or anyone who works with data.

Data Visualisation

A Handbook for Data Driven Design

Author: Andy Kirk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966302

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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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 visualization A curated collection of classic and contemporary examples, giving illustrations of good and bad practice Examples on every page to give creative inspiration Illustrations of good and bad practice show you how to critically evaluate and improve your own work Advice and experience from the best designers in the field Loads of online practical help, checklists, case studies and exercises make this the most comprehensive text available

Atlas of Science

Visualizing what We Know

Author: Katy Börner

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262014458

Category: Reference

Page: 254

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Science maps that can help us understand and navigate the immense amount of resultsgenerated by today's science and technology.

The Book of Life

The Spiritual and Physical Constitution of Man 1912

Author: Alesha Sivartha

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781498059060

Category:

Page: 386

View: 2010

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1912 Edition.

Digital Humanitarians

How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

Author: Patrick Meier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248409

Category: Computers

Page: 259

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The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information—social media, satellite imagery and more—is often referred to as Big Data. Making sense of this data deluge during disasters is proving an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations, which explains why they’re turning to Digital Humanitarians. Who exactly are these Digital Humanitarians and how do they make sense of Big Data? Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response answers this question. Digital Humanitarians are you, me, all of us—volunteers, students and professionals from the world over and from all walks of life. What do they share in common? They desire to make a difference, and they do by rapidly mobilizing online in collaboration with international humanitarian organizations. In virtually real-time, they make sense of vast volumes of social media, SMS and imagery captured from satellites and UAVs to support relief efforts worldwide. How? They craft and leverage ingenious crowdsourcing solutions with trail-blazing insights from artificial intelligence. This book charts the sudden and spectacular rise of Digital Humanitarians by sharing their remarkable, real-life stories, highlighting how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions to Big Data is changing humanitarian response forever. Digital Humanitarians will make you think differently about what it means to be humanitarian and will invite you to join the journey online.

Designing News

Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics

Author: Francesco Franchi

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 239

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Francesco Franchi's perceptive book about the future of the news and media industries in our digital age.

The Designer's Dictionary of Color

Author: Sean Adams

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350022

Category: Art

Page: 256

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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian—whether the turquoise on a Reid Miles album cover or the avocado paint job on a 1970s Dodge station wagon. A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike, The Designer’s Dictionary of Color opens up the world of color for all those who seek to harness its incredible power.

Semiology of Graphics

Diagrams, Networks, Maps

Author: Jacques Bertin,William J. Berg

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589482616

Category: Design

Page: 438

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Originally published in French in 1967, "Semiology of Graphics" holds a significant place in the theory of information design. It presents 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.