Designing with Data

by Brian Suda

About this book

In recent years, the terms visualization, infographic and others have been bantered around with almost no regard to their use or meaning. There is a new vernacular emerging in the realms of data representations, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore the much simpler origins and best practices of charts and graphs.

Brian Suda takes you on a journey through the basics and makes it easy to produce beautiful looking, accurate representations of data. He’ll walk you through how to visualize and design data in such a way that it engages the reader and tells a story rather than just being flashy, cluttered and confusing.

Designing with Data is a visual feast. With over 200 illustrations, Brian leads you by the hand through the early history of charts and graphs through to complex visualisations. If you need to display data in any form, you need this book.

Who should read this book?

If you've ever been asked to produce a chart or graph, you should read this book. If you're a researcher, designer, developer, UX designer, IA, product owner or web app owner you can get a lot out of this book and take your visualisations to the next level.

If you can master the basics, then more complex designs become easier to create. In this book, you’ll learn to design charts that focus on the data, avoiding unnecessary distractions and not mis-representing the information to the readers.

This book is a practical guide to designing with data. By the end of this book, you will have a firm grasp on the types of charts, which are best at representing different types of data and how to tell your story in a beautifully elegant way.

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Brian Suda Avatar Brian Suda has years of experience working with companies such as PwC, UEFA and TestFlight to build data visualizations and meet their needs.

He presents half and full-day workshops at conferences and is available for private presentations. If you have data and need a better way to understand it, contact Brian Suda.