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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592538061
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592538065
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Isabel Meirelles is Associate Professor in Graphic Design at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she teaches Information Design. For the past 15 years, she has worked in communication design as art director in publication design, as well as in motion and interactive design. Her research revolves around the theoretical and experimental examination of the fundamentals underlying how information is structured, represented, and communicated in different media.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frank Armstrong on November 27, 2013
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Wonderful visual examples of infomation design and visualization that explain very accessible, well-researched and well-written text. A great book for educators and students.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Kittrell on November 5, 2013
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While many of the core design hints can be found elsewhere the case studies set this apart from most other information visualization guidebooks. Well written and organized this will be useful to both graphic design and programmer staff looking to find new and useful ways to present information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Kane on November 24, 2013
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Clear, thorough, beautifully designed. This book is indispensable for both the student and the professional. A delight from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leah Glennon on March 18, 2014
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This book is well organized and easy to navigate, much like the infographics that are shown as examples in the book. The combination of well-written advice on organizing information visually and the wide variety of gorgeous infographics that are shown is very helpful when deciding how to visualize data.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey A Rhodes on March 27, 2014
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hard to write a book like this. the list of examples, trolled from a host of antique, old, recent, and contemporary works is quite impressive. Along the way there are some very intelligent references to semiotics, theory, and concepts of what the heck is data visualization-- though it doesn't get in too deep. It if has a flavor, it is an emphasis on the graphical... there are frequent sidebar comments as to the nature of line drawing and such for visualizing information. Not groundbreaking, but well put together and conceived.
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