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

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Summary

Communicating information to users is tricky. The problem is compounded by the huge quantity of data that is now available at the click of a mouse or the punch of a key. As a visualization developer, it is your role to sort through clouds of irrelevant data to extract the bits in which you're interested and then to present that data to your users in an interesting way. People are interested in data, but they are rarely interested in sorting through reams of tabular data. Visualizations are frequently the best tools for presenting that data to your users.

The confluence of readily accessible, high quality, social data from social media sites coupled with new visualization tools present a never before seen opportunity to create interesting ...

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