Focuses on insights, approaches, and strategies which can be important to designing interactive graphics and visualizations
Making Sense of Data III: A Practical Guide to Designing Interactive Data Visualizations explores a various vary of disciplines to clarify how which means from graphical representations is extracted. Additionally, the ebook describes the most effective strategy for designing and implementing interactive graphics and visualizations that play a central function in information exploration and decision-support techniques.
Beginning with an introduction to visible notion, Making Sense of Data III incorporates a transient historical past on the use of visualization in information exploration and a top level view of the design course of. Subsequent chapters discover the next key areas:
- Cognitive and Visual Systems describes how varied drawings, maps, and diagrams often called exterior representations are understood and used to prolong the thoughts’s capabilities
- Graphics Representations introduces semiotic principle and discusses the seminal work of cartographer Jacques Bertin and the grammar of graphics as developed by Leland Wilkinson
- Designing Visual Interactions discusses the 4 phases of design course of—evaluation, design, prototyping, and analysis—and covers the necessary rules and techniques for designing visible interfaces, data visualizations, and information graphics
- Hands-on: Creative Interactive Visualizations with Protovis supplies an in-depth rationalization of the capabilities of the Protovis toolkit and leads readers via the creation of a sequence of visualizations and graphics
The last chapter consists of step-by-step examples that illustrate the implementation of the mentioned strategies, and a sequence of workout routines are supplied to help in studying the Protovis language. A associated web site options the supply code for the introduced software program in addition to examples and options for choose workout routines.
Featuring analysis in psychology, imaginative and prescient science, statistics, and interplay design, Making Sense of Data III is an indispensable ebook for programs on information evaluation and information mining on the upper-undergraduate and graduate ranges. The ebook additionally serves as a useful reference for computational statisticians, software program engineers, researchers, and professionals of any self-discipline who would love to perceive how the thoughts processes graphical representations.
Table of Contents
1.2 Visual Perception.
1.4 Designing for High-throughput Data Exploration.
1.6 Further studying.
- The Cognitive and Visual Systems.
2.1 External Representation.
2.2 The Cognitive System.
2.3 Visual Perception.
2.4 Influencing Visual Perception.
2.6 Further studying.
- Graphic Representations.
3.1 Jacques Bertin: Semiology of Graphics.
3.2 Wilkinson: Grammar of Graphics.
3.3 Wickham: ggplot2.
3.4 Bostock and Heer: Protovis.
3.6 Further studying.
- Designing Visual Interactions.
4.1 Designing for Complexity.
4.2 The Process of Design.
4.3 Visual Interaction Design.
- Hands-on: Creating Interactive Visualizations with Protovis.
5.1 Using Protovis.
5.2 Creating Code utilizing the Protovis Graphical Framework.
5.3 Basic Protovis Marks.
5.4 Creating Customized Plots.
5.5 Creating Basic Plots.
5.6 Data Analysis Graphs.
5.7 Composite Plots.
5.8 Interactive Plots.
5.9 Protovis Summary.
5.10 Further Reading.
Appendix. A Exercise Code Examples.
GLENN J. MYATT, PhD, is cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Leadscope, Inc., and a Partner at Myatt & Johnson, Inc. Dr. Myatt is the creator of Making Sense of Data: A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining and the coauthor of Making Sense of Data II: A Practical Guide to Data Visualization, Advanced Data Mining Methods, and Applications, each revealed by Wiley.
WAYNE P. JOHNSON, MSc., is cofounder of Leadscope, Inc., and a Partner at Myatt & Johnson, Inc. He has over thirty years of expertise within the design and improvement of giant software program techniques and presently focuses his work on human–laptop interplay, data visualization, and methodologies for contextual inquiry. He is the coauthor of Making Sense of Data II: A Practical Guide to Data Visualization, Advanced Data Mining Methods, and Applications, revealed by Wiley.