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

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Preface

Welcome to the craft of data visualization—a multidisciplinary recipe of art, science, math, technology, and many other interesting ingredients. Not too long ago we might have associated charting or graphing data as a specialist or fringe activity—it was something that scientists, engineers, and statisticians did.

Nowadays, the analysis and presentation of data is a mainstream pursuit. Yet, very few of us have been taught how to do these types of tasks well. Taste and instinct normally prove to be reliable guiding principles, but they aren’t sufficient alone to effectively and efficiently navigate through all the different challenges we face and the choices we have to make.

This course offers a handy strategy guide to help you approach your ...

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