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Table of Contents

  1. What Will You Design?

    1. Chapter 1 Classifications of Visualizations

      1. Complexity
      2. Infographics versus Data Visualization
      3. Exploration versus Explanation
      4. Informative versus Persuasive versus Visual Art
    2. Chapter 2 Source Trinity: Ingredients of Successful Visualizations

      1. Designer
      2. Reader
      3. Data
  2. How Should You Design It?

    1. Chapter 3 Determine Your Goals and Supporting Data

      1. Knowledge Before Structure
      2. Avoiding TMI
    2. Chapter 4 Choose Appropriate Visual Encodings

      1. Choosing Appropriate Visual Encodings
      2. Selecting Structure
    3. Chapter 5 First, Place

      1. Position: Layout and Axes
      2. The Meaning of Placement and Proximity
      3. Patterns of Organization (and More!)
    4. Chapter 6 Apply Your Encodings Well

      1. Color
      2. Size
      3. Text and Typography
      4. Shape
      5. Lines
      6. Keys versus Direct Labeling of Data Points
      7. Pitfalls to Avoid
      8. Conclusion
    5. Appendix Additional Resources

      1. Tools
      2. Reading List
    6. Appendix Checklist

      1. Determine Your Goals and Supporting Data
      2. Consider Your Reader
      3. Select Axes, Layout, and Placement
      4. Evaluate Your Encoding Entities
      5. Reveal the Data’s Relationships
      6. Choose Titles, Tags, and Labels
      7. Analyze Patterns and Consistency