Visual Insights: A Practical Guide To Making Sense Of Data by Katy Börner

Visual Insights: A Practical Guide To Making Sense Of Data

byKaty Börner, David E. Polley

Paperback | January 24, 2014

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$45.36 online 
$48.50
Earn 227 plum® points

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

about

In the age of Big Data, the tools of information visualization offer us a macroscope to help us make sense of the avalanche of data available on every subject. This book offers a gentle introduction to the design of insightful information visualizations. It is the only book on the subject that teaches nonprogrammers how to use open code and open data to design insightful visualizations. Readers will learn to apply advanced data mining and visualization techniques to make sense of temporal, geospatial, topical, and network data. The book, developed for use in an information visualization MOOC, covers data analysis algorithms that enable extraction of patterns and trends in data, with chapters devoted to "when" (temporal data), "where" (geospatial data), "what" (topical data), and "with whom" (networks and trees); and to systems that drive research and development. Examples of projects undertaken for clients include an interactive visualization of the success of game player activity in World of Warcraft; a visualization of 311 number adoption that shows the diffusion of non-emergency calls in the United States; a return on investment study for two decades of HIV/AIDS research funding by NIAID; and a map showing the impact of the HiveNYC Learning Network. Visual Insights will be an essential resource on basic information visualization techniques for scholars in many fields, students, designers, or anyone who works with data.

About The Author

Katy Börner is Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at Indiana University and the author of Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know (MIT Press). David E. Polley is on the research staff at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University.
Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know
Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know

by Katy Börner

$51.82$62.50

In stock online

Not available in stores

Atlas Of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map
Atlas Of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map

by Katy Börner

$40.91$53.50

In stock online

Available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Visual Insights: A Practical Guide To Making Sense Of DataFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 0.62 inPublished:January 24, 2014Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262526190

ISBN - 13:9780262526197

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Visual Insights: A Practical Guide To Making Sense Of Data

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Following in the footsteps of the richly illustrated and highly informative book The Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know, Professor Katy Börner and David Polley's new book Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data brings theory and practice in seven manageable chapters to both new initiate and engaged user, giving an insightful overview of the field, and making accessible the methods and techniques to empower the reader to become a visualization practitioner.