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Information Visualization

Perception for Design

  • 2nd Edition - April 7, 2004
  • Author: Colin Ware
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 7 8 4 9 - 4

Information Visualization is the major revision of a classic work on information visualization. This book explores the art and science of why we see objects the way we do. Based… Read more

Information Visualization

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Information Visualization is the major revision of a classic work on information visualization. This book explores the art and science of why we see objects the way we do. Based on the science of perception and vision, the author presents the key principles at work for a wide range of applications - resulting in visualization of improved clarity, utility, and persuasiveness. This is the first work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations.

This unique and essential guide to human visual perception and related cognitive principles will enrich courses on information visualization and empower designers to see their way forward. Its updated review of empirical research and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization. New to this edition are a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much-expanded chapter on color and color sequences.

This book will appeal to interaction designers; graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers); financial analysts; research scientists and engineers; data miners; and managers faced with information-intensive challenges.