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Title:
Show me the numbers : designing tables and graphs to enlighten / Stephen Few.
Author(s):
Few, Stephen, author.
Variant title:
Designing tables and graphs to enlighten
Edition:
2nd ed.
Imprint:
Burlingame, Calif. : Analytics Press, ♭2012.
Description:
xviii, 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN:
9780970601971
0970601972
Subject(s):
Summary:
Information, no matter how important, cannot speak for itself. To tell its story, it relies on us to give it a clear voice. No information is more critical than quantitative data ... numbers that reveal what's happening, how our organizations are performing, and opportunities to do better. Numbers are usually presented in tables and graphs, but few are properly designed, resulting not only in poor communication, but at times in miscommunication. This is a travesty, because the skills needed to present quantitative information effectively are simple to learn. Good communication doesn't just happen; it is the result of good design.
Bibliography, etc. note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted contents note
Introduction
Simple statistics to get you started
Differing roles of tables and graphs
Fundamental variations of tables
Visual perception and graphical communication
Fundamental variations of graphs
Practice in selecting tables and graphs
General design for communication
Table design
Practice in table design
General graph design
Component-Level graph design
Displaying many variables at once
Silly graphs that are best forsaken
Practice in graph design
Telling compelling stories with numbers
The interplay of standards and innovation.
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Olin College Library HF5718.22 .F49 2012 Library Shelves - BOOK on shelf -


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