Data Visualization For Dummies

Data Visualization For Dummies
  • eBook:
    Data Visualization For Dummies
  • Author:
    Mico Yuk, Stephanie Diamond
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    January 21, 2014
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  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
A straightforward, full-color guide to showcasing data so your audience can see what you mean, not just read about it
Big data is big news! Every company, industry, not-for-profit, and government agency wants and needs to analyze and leverage datasets that can quickly become ponderously large. Data visualization software enables different industries to present information in ways that are memorable and relevant to their mission. This full-color guide introduces you to a variety of ways to handle and synthesize data in much more interesting ways than mere columns and rows of numbers.
Learn meaningful ways to show trending and relationships, how to convey complex data in a clear, concise diagram, ways to create eye-catching visualizations, and much more!
  • Effective data analysis involves learning how to synthesize data, especially big data, into a story and present that story in a way that resonates with the audience
  • This full-color guide shows you how to analyze large amounts of data, communicate complex data in a meaningful way, and quickly slice data into various views
  • Explains how to automate redundant reporting and analyses, create eye-catching visualizations, and use statistical graphics and thematic cartography
  • Enables you to present vast amounts of data in ways that won't overwhelm your audience
Part technical manual and part analytical guidebook, Data Visualization For Dummies is the perfect tool for transforming dull tables and charts into high-impact visuals your audience will notice...and remember.


Part I: Getting Started with Data Visualization
Chapter 1: Introducing Data Visualization
Chapter 2: Exploring Common Types of Data Visualizations
Chapter 3: Knowing What You Must about Big Data

Part II: Mastering Basic Data Visualization Concepts
Chapter 4: Using Charts Effectively
Chapter 5: Adding a Little Context
Chapter 6: Paying Attention to Detail

Part III: Building Your First Data Visualization
Chapter 7: Defining an Easy-to-Follow Storyboard
Chapter 8: Developing a Clear Mock-Up
Chapter 9: Adding Effective Visuals to Your Mock-Up
Chapter 10: Adding Functionality and Applying Color
Chapter 11: Adding Some Finishing Touches
Chapter 12: Exploring User Adoption

Part IV: Putting Data Viz Techniques into Practice
Chapter 13: Evaluating Real Data Visualizations
Chapter 14: Recognizing Newbie Pitfalls

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 15: Top Ten Data Visualization Resources
Chapter 16: Top Ten Fears of New Data-Viz Creators

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