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Information Visualization : Perception for Design

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Most designers know that yellow text presented against a blue background reads clearly and easily, but how many can explain why, and what really are the best ways to help others and ourselves clearly see key patterns in a bunch of data? When we use software, access a website, or view business or scientific graphics, our understanding is greatly enhanced or impeded by the way the information is presented.

This book explores the art and science of why we see objects the way we do. Based on the science of perception and vision, the author presents the key principles at work for a wide range of applications--resulting in visualization of improved clarity, utility, and persuasiveness. The book offers practical guidelines that can be applied by anyone: interaction designers, graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers), data miners, and financial analysts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 536 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 1,451.49g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • w. num. figs., some col.
  • 0123814642
  • 9780123814647
  • 219,954

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Foundations for an Applied Science of Data Visualization

Chapter 2. The Environment, Optics, Resolution, and the Display

Chapter 3. Lightness, Brightness, Contrast and Constancy

Chapter 4. Color

Chapter 5. Visual Salience and Finding Information

Chapter 6. Static and Moving Patterns

Chapter 7. Space Perception

Chapter 8. Visual Objects and Data Objects

Chapter 9. Images, Narrative, and Gestures for Explanation

Chapter 10. Interacting with Visualizations

Chapter 11. Visual Thinking Processes
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"Oh my God, the Bible just got better. There is no book that I rely on more in my work than Information Visualization: Perception for Design , and with this third edition Colin Ware has made it more indispensible and easier to apply than ever."-- Stephen Few, Principal, Perceptual Edge

"Drawing on his background in both computer science and the psychology of perception, Ware (coastal and ocean mapping, U. of New Hampshire) has become a leader in three-dimensional visualization systems, such as ocean currents and the movement of whales. For this third edition of his reference on what the science of perception reveals about visualization, he has clarified the design implications of research in perception, and increased the emphasis on the process of visual thinking. The topics include foundations for an applied science of data visualization, color, static and moving pictures, visual objects and data objects, and interacting with visualization."-- Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 7
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"Ware's updated review of empirical researcg and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization."
--Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
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About Colin Ware

The author takes the "visual" in visualization very seriously. Colin Ware has advanced degrees in both computer science (MMath, Waterloo) and the psychology of perception (Ph.D., Toronto). He has published over a hundred articles in scientific and technical journals and at leading conferences, many of which relate to the use of color, texture, motion, and 3D in information visualization. In addition to his research, Professor Ware also builds useful visualization software systems. He has been involved in developing 3D interactive visualization systems for ocean mapping for over twelve years, and he directed the development of the NestedVision3D system for visualizing very large networks of information. Both of these projects led to commercial spin-offs. Professor. Ware recently moved from the University of New Brunswick in Canada to direct the Data Visualization Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.
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