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Visual Complexity : Mapping Patterns of Information

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Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and interactivity to clarify, and often beautify, the clutter. From representing networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of information-visualization by the field's leading practitioners.

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 223.52 x 271.78 x 25.4mm | 1,247.37g
  • PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 250 colour and 65 black and white illustrations
  • 1568989369
  • 9781568989365
  • 91,063

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"Visual Complexity is a showcase for the intersection of art, design and science... Some of the examples are indeed silly. Some are profound. Many are decidedly beautiful. And all are fascinating, given the infinite kinds of data that can be visualized." --New York Times Book Review

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Very helful and precious indeed. As an architecture student, i find it a must buy munual for understanding the suitability of representation type, style and variables.show more
by Paul Griffiths