The design methodology described in this book is intended to be portable to any visualization challenge. It presents a sequence of important analytical and design tasks and decisions that need to be handled effectively.
As any fellow student of Operational Research (the "Science of Better") will testify, through planning and preparation, and the development and deployment of strategy, complex problems can be overcome with greater efficiency, effectiveness, and elegance. Data visualization is no different.
Adopting this methodology is about recognizing the key stages, considerations, and tactics that will help you navigate smoothly through your visualization project.
Remember, though, design is rarely a neat, linear ...