Tuesday, September 04, 2012

‘Visual Strategies’ Transforms Data Into Art That Speaks

The New York Times reviews ‘Visual Strategies’ Transforms Data Into Art That Speaks.

"Now Felice C. Frankel and Angela H. DePace are offering some help. They bill their new book, ‘Visual Strategies,’ as a guide to graphics for scientists and engineers, but it will be useful for anyone who wants to make clear presentations of data of any kind.

‘Images engage us in ways that words cannot,’ they write. But they add that creating a graphic is like writing an article. You must plan what to say, in what order, with what details. The message of this book is that the extra effort is well worth it.

The book offers general guidelines, with illustrative graphics, and many real-life case studies. The authors show how they would improve actual graphics, and they invite improvements to their improvements on their Web site, www.visual-strategies.org."

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