Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

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Create and publish your own interactive data visualization projects on the web-even if you have little or no experience with data visualization or web development. It's inspiring and fun with this friendly, accessible, and practical hands-on introduction. This fully updated and expanded second edition takes you through the fundamental concepts and methods of D3, the most powerful JavaScript library for expressing data visually in a web browser.

Ideal for designers with no coding experience, reporters exploring data journalism, and anyone who wants to visualize and share data, this step-by-step guide will also help you expand your web programming skills by teaching you the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SVG.

Learn D3 4.x-the latest D3 version-with downloadable code and over 140 examples
Create bar charts, scatter plots, pie charts, stacked bar charts, and force-directed graphs
Use smooth, animated transitions to show changes in your data
Introduce interactivity to help users explore your data
Create custom geographic maps with panning, zooming, labels, and tooltips
Walk through the creation of a complete visualization project, from start to finish
Explore inspiring case studies with nine accomplished designers talking about their D3-based projects
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Product details

  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 181 x 232 x 26mm | 860g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1491921285
  • 9781491921289
  • 173,033

About Scott Murray

Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches data visualization and interaction design. He is a contributor to Processing, and he teaches workshops on creative coding. Scott earned an A.B. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from the Dynamic Media Institute at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work can be seen at
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