Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications, Second Edition

Matthew O. Ward, Georges Grinstein, Daniel Keim

June 10, 2015 by A K Peters/CRC Press
Reference - 578 Pages - 302 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781482257373 - CAT# K24093

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Features

  • Covers the full range of data visualizations, including mathematical and statistical graphs, cartography for displaying geographic information, two- and three-dimensional scientific displays, and general information visualization techniques
  • Discusses implementation and language issues, performance demands and limitations, and application requirements and results
  • Describes how visualizations are used in knowledge discovery, problem solving, visual analytics, and other application areas, enabling visualization system users to select appropriate tools for their tasks
  • Explores directions for current and future research
  • Includes many exercises and programming projects at the end of each chapter
  • Offers a wealth of ancillary materials for instructors, students, and professionals on the book’s website

Summary

An Updated Guide to the Visualization of Data for Designers, Users, and Researchers

Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications, Second Edition provides all the theory, details, and tools necessary to build visualizations and systems involving the visualization of data. In color throughout, it explains basic terminology and concepts, algorithmic and software engineering issues, and commonly used techniques and high-level algorithms. Full source code is provided for completing implementations.

New to the Second Edition

  • New related readings, exercises, and programming projects
  • Better quality figures and numerous new figures
  • New chapter on techniques for time-oriented data

This popular book continues to explore the fundamental components of the visualization process, from the data to the human viewer. For developers, the book offers guidance on designing effective visualizations using methods derived from human perception, graphical design, art, and usability analysis. For practitioners, it shows how various public and commercial visualization systems are used to solve specific problems in diverse domains. For researchers, the text describes emerging technology and hot topics in development at academic and industrial centers today.

Each chapter presents several types of exercises, including review questions and problems that motivate readers to build on the material covered and design alternate approaches to solving a problem. In addition, programming projects encourage readers to perform a range of tasks, from the simple implementation of algorithms to the extension of algorithms and programming techniques.

Web Resource
A supplementary website includes downloadable software tools and example data sets, enabling hands-on experience with the techniques covered in the text. The site also offers links to useful data repositories and data file formats, an up-to-date listing of software packages and vendors, and instructional tools, such as reading lists, lecture slides, and demonstration programs.

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