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The functional art : an introduction to information graphics and visualization / Alberto Cairo.

By: Cairo, Alberto, 1974-.
Material type: TextTextDescription: 363 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer disc (16 cm).ISBN: 9780321834737; 0321834739.Subject(s): Computer graphics | Charts, diagrams, etc. -- Design | Information visualizationDDC classification: 006.6
Contents:
Introduction -- Why visualize : from information to wisdom -- Forms and functions : visualization as a technology -- The beauty paradox : art and communication -- The complexity challenge : presentation and exploration -- The eye and the visual brain -- Visualizing for the mind -- Images in the head -- Creating information graphics -- The rise of interactive graphics.
Profiles. The infographics gentleman / John Grimwade, Condé Nast traveler magazine ; Information art / Juan Velaso and Fernando Baptista, National geographic magazine ; All the infographics that are fit to print / Steve Duenes and Xaquín G.V., New York times ; Capital infographics / Hannah Fairfield, Washington post ; Germanic precision / Jan Schwochow, Golden Section Graphics ; Visualization in academia / Geoff McGhee, Stanford University ; Quantitative humanism / Hans Rosling, Gapminder Foundation ; Truth and beauty operator / Mortiz Stefaner ; The rising stars / Gregor Aisch and Jan Willem Tulp ; Visualizing literature / Stefanie Posavec -- Bibliography -- Index.
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"Includes a complete introductory information graphics video course"--Cover.

Introduction -- 1. Why visualize : from information to wisdom -- 2. Forms and functions : visualization as a technology -- 3. The beauty paradox : art and communication -- 4. The complexity challenge : presentation and exploration -- 5. The eye and the visual brain -- 6. Visualizing for the mind -- 7. Images in the head -- 8. Creating information graphics -- 9. The rise of interactive graphics.

Profiles. The infographics gentleman / John Grimwade, Condé Nast traveler magazine ; Information art / Juan Velaso and Fernando Baptista, National geographic magazine ; All the infographics that are fit to print / Steve Duenes and Xaquín G.V., New York times ; Capital infographics / Hannah Fairfield, Washington post ; Germanic precision / Jan Schwochow, Golden Section Graphics ; Visualization in academia / Geoff McGhee, Stanford University ; Quantitative humanism / Hans Rosling, Gapminder Foundation ; Truth and beauty operator / Mortiz Stefaner ; The rising stars / Gregor Aisch and Jan Willem Tulp ; Visualizing literature / Stefanie Posavec -- Bibliography -- Index.

System requirements for accompanying material: DVD-ROM drive; HTML 5 compatible Web browser; Quicktime version 7 or higher.

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