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Defining Data Visualisation Data Visualisation Workflow Formulating your Brief Working with Data Establishing your Editorial Perspective Data Representation Interactivity Annotation Colour Composition Visualisation Literacy

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Andy Kirk is a UK-based data visualisation specialist. He has been a freelance professional since founding Visualising Data Ltd in 2011 and has been the editor of award-winning website www.visualisingdata.com since 2010. Andy provides design consultancy and delivers training workshops to organisations across all industries all around the world. He is a visiting lecturer on Masters degree programmes at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, USA) and Imperial College, London.

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In a clear and effective manner, Andy Kirk provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of data and design that is well integrated into a practical visualization workflow. Data Visualization will do much to improve literacy in both areas-a must-read, especially if you are starting in the field. -- Isabel Meirelles
Data visualization is much more than just data and visuals. Andy understands that successful visualizations emerge from successful processes and myriad well-informed decisions. Getting all the parts right in this interdisciplinary field is a huge challenge; every student and practitioner of data visualisation will benefit from absorbing the vast wisdom captured in this book. -- Scott Murray

Andy Kirk has managed to squeeze a lifetime of expertise on visualising data and telling stories using interactives into one easy-to-follow and beautifully illustrated book. For students and designers interested in creating interactive and stunningly crafted data visualisations this is a must read.

-- Tom Felle
With presentation and interpretation of data central to so much today, this guide is essential reading for almost everyone! -- Richard Smedley
The book is comprehensive and practical, taking the reader one step at a time through the process of visualising data, from how to manage the initial thinking process to how and why to choose particular colours and compose the design. -- Helen Kara

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