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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data Facts and FiguresIal available for all of us In this book you will learnto choose the best chart that fits your datathe most effective way The Wall PDFEPUBto communicate with decision makers when you have five minutes of their timehow to chart Wall Street Journal Guide to PDF or currency fluctuations that affect global businesshow to use color effectivelyhow to make a graphic ?. TODO full review uick read with summaries of the key elements of information visualization Think Stephen Few reduced to its essence Can read in 30 minutes reuse when needed Covers in brief fonts colors and typography; charts with lines vertical and horizontal bars pies pictograms and so very briefly maps; tables good idea add horizontal bars for the dominant piece of information Tufte would immediately ask for a sparkline to densify the use of space; and special charts about organizational structure inter node flows planning Gantt progress reports; etc By and large good stuff succinctly A chart on the visual data continuum which discretizes so not really a continuum four levels of data from poor to rich and visual complexity from low to high visual impact Some of the advice goes against what we think is good practice emphasis on simple pie charts goes against the inability of humans to interpret areas of circles and circle sectors even mentioning donut pie charts pie charts with an empty circle shape in the middle makes Tufte's angels shudder idea to combine two level data as a pie chart and a segmented bar makes designers drop their consistency principles and restart a career in copy editing vertical is here considered higher impact and legible than horizontal bars Tufte and Few say differently the spider chart Kiviat diagram would raise Tufte's eyebrows and leave many unable to explain what does such a chart show etc Too much emphasis put on the author having been the graphics director for The Wall Street Journal Nothing in the text justifies this emphasis Not an Edward R Tufte nothing new or deep in this book

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data Facts and Figures Free read à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ô ❰Reading❯ ➺ The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphic?colorful” even if only black and white are availableThe book is organized in a series of mini workshops backed up with illustrated examples so not only will you learn what works and what doesn’t but also you can see the dos and don’ts for yourself This is an invaluable reference work for Wall Street Journal ePUB #9734 students and professional in all fiel. I would say the book is especially suitable for beginners or people who want to generate clear readable graphics without getting too deep into design and artThe introduction declares this as a suitable handbook to have on the table if you are working with data visualization and I would fully agree with that I appreciated the presentation of antipatterns next to the suggested way of presenting and even the brevity of the text If this is meant to be a reference the information should not be buried in a wordy paragraph but easy to findThe suggested graphs and way of data presentation also discusses how the choices matter and influence the reader's interpretation of the data I would strongly suggest anyone reading the book to first look at the graphs and try to distil their meaning without reading the accompanying text and then see if he agrees I found the insights from Dona spot on but there is certainly enough room for individual style differences and personal preferences

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In today’s Street Journal PDF #197 data driven world professionals need to know how to express themselves in the language of graphics effectively and elouently Yet information graphics is rarely taught in schools or is the focus of on the job training Now for the first time Dona M Wong a student of the information graphics pioneer Edward Tufte makes this mater. To be fair to Ms Dono M Wong the first two causes of my disappointment with The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information graphics are on me It is a short book How many of us check the page count on prospective book buys The 160 pages are slightly less information dense than they could be because space is used in a way like an information graphic and less like a text The second problem I lay on my head is that a fair slice of the Guide focuses on reporting Wall Street as in stocks money and other related Wall Street centric issues Com’on it says Wall Street in the title So I take my rap even as I stick the book with an ok ratingFor me the first 13 of the book was very helpful and will remain so as a ready reference The best use of the book is to scan it for concepts and refer back as part of designing and checking your work A second part of the book is so important I will have to find a way to share it at work; is the section that speaks to color choices that work best with the color blind Such as My captain and other senior members of Department leadershipUltimately this book is meaty but there needs to be The section on maps is particularly thin Ms Wong may not feel that she has enough specialized knowledge of the field of cartography but if you are publishing under the name Wall Street Journal; there should be human assets available I get the finance industry emphasis but there is a case for other sections or a series that speak to other major consumers of information graphics