Visualizing with Text - AK Peters Visualization Series (Paperback)Richard Brath (author)
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Visualizing with Text uncovers the rich palette of text elements usable in visualizations from simple labels through to documents. Using a multidisciplinary research effort spanning across fields including visualization, typography, and cartography, it builds a solid foundation for the design space of text in visualization. The book illustrates many new kinds of visualizations, including microtext lines, skim formatting, and typographic sets that solve some of the shortcomings of well-known visualization techniques.
More than 240 illustrations to aid inspiration of new visualizations
Eight new approaches to data visualization leveraging text
Quick reference guide for visualization with text
Builds a solid foundation extending current visualization theory
Bridges between visualization, typography, text analytics, and natural language processing
The author website, including teaching exercises and interactive demos and code, can be found here. Designers, developers, and academics can use this book as a reference and inspiration for new approaches to visualization in any application that uses text.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"A treasure trove of inspiring ideas presented in 250 mind expanding examples, systematic, yet playful; complex, yet simply astonishing.
Richard Brath's delightful tour shows how to integrate text into visualizations and visualizations into text. His charming old examples and eye-opening fresh ideas show readers a remarkable range of possibilities.
Wow! This delightful book shows so many fresh ideas and novel visualizations that I had to rethink what I believed was possible. Richard Brath's book expands my mind in ways I never thought possible. What fun!"
--Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
"Attention graphic designers! This is an important and serious book. It's a delightful invitation to follow Richard Brath down lots of information-related rabbit holes. Brath has collected hundreds of examples of text visualizations from medieval manuscripts to contemporary big data graphics and has designed a hundred more new kinds of text visualizations. Come to think of it, Attention all readers!"
-- Nigel Holmes, Graphic Designer, Author, Former Graphics Director, Time Magazine
"A systematic study of how text functions as an element of design, not just as a carrier of content but as an intrinsic tool in presenting and organizing that content. Well illustrated and clearly described."
--John Berry, past president of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale)
"Text with imagery is an important tool for supporting effective visual communication. The value of text is seldom exploited to its potential, particularly in the context of information visualization. There is a need for helping people see and understand their data, and effective text can provide takeaways and narratives when combined with charts. I am delighted to endorse Richard Brath's upcoming book, Visualizing with Text as it serves a useful perspective of visualization with text. The repertoire of topics with thoughtful examples offers the reader an appreciation for the role of text in supporting a better semantic understanding of data."
--Vidya Setlur, Principal Research Scientist, Tableau Software
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