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Learning d3.js Data Visualization - Second Edition by Swizec Teller, Ændrew Rininsland

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Chapter 7. Designing Good Data Visualizations

Data visualization is a tool that can be used in many ways. As you've seen while building examples throughout the book, data visualization is sometimes used to communicate information in a novel or interesting way; sometimes data visualization provides clarity, other times it's just used to make cool things.

Regardless of whether you're a journalist wanting to highlight a change in GDP, a scientist needing to communicate the results of an experiment, or a software engineer looking to integrate visualization into a product, chances are you'll want data visualization that is clear, concise, and does not mislead. Although the examples in this chapter will mainly be from a news media context, many of the ...

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