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Truthful Art, The: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

Truthful Art, The: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-344054-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-344054-6

No matter what your actual job title, you are—or soon will be—a data worker. 


Every day, at work, home, and school, we are bombarded with vast amounts of free data collected and shared by everyone and everything from our co-workers to our calorie counters. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The Functional Art—Alberto Cairo’s foundational guide to understanding information graphics and visualization—the respected data visualization professor explains in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world in the form of charts, maps, and infographics. In The Truthful Art, Cairo transforms elementary principles of data and scientific reasoning into tools that you can use in daily life to interpret data sets and extract stories from them.   

The Truthful Art explains:

• The role infographics and data visualization play in our world

• Basic principles of data and scientific reasoning that anyone can master

• How to become a better critical thinker

• Step-by-step processes that will help you evaluate any data visualization (including your own)

• How to create and use effective charts, graphs, and data maps to explain data to any audience

The Truthful Art is also packed with inspirational and educational real-world examples of data visualizations from such leading publications as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalEstado de São Paulo (Brazil), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), and many more.

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Table of Contents

Preface: It All Begins With a Spark 

Introduction: The Island of Knowledge and the Shoreline of Wonder 


PART I: FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Visualization 

Chapter 2: The Five Qualities of Great Visualizations 


PART II: TRUTHFUL

Chapter 3: The Truth Continuum 

Chapter 4: Of Conjectures and Uncertainty 


PART III: FUNCTIONAL

Chapter 5: Basic Principles of Visualization 

Chapter 6: Exploring Data With Simple Charts 

Chapter 7: Visualizing Distributions 

Chapter 8: Revealing change 

Chapter 9: Seeing Relationships 

Chapter 10: Mapping Data 

Chapter 11: Confidence and Significance 


PART IV: PRACTICE

Chapter 12: On Creativity and Innovation 

An Epilogue on What Lies Ahead

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