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Data Visualization: Representing Information on Modern Web by Swizec Teller, Ændrew Rininsland, Simon Timms, Andy Kirk

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Visualization skills for the masses

The following is a quote from Stephen Few from his book Show Me the Numbers:

"The skills required for most effectively displaying information are not intuitive and rely largely on principles that must be learned."

More and more of us are becoming responsible for the analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data. This naturally reflects the explosion in access to data and the value attributed to potential insights that are contained.

As I've already stated, where once this was typically a specialist role, nowadays the responsibility for dealing with data has crept into most professional duties. This has been accelerated by the ubiquitous availability of a range of accessible productivity tools to handle and ...

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