“A handbook, a textbook, and a coffee table book had a perfect baby. It even includes a bookmark, because the authors apparently love their readers. It is simply hard to imagine a more densely informative, thorough, practical, and pleasurable resource.”
“This is probably my favorite book in terms of teaching you the best practices of data visualization. Not just on the “chart”, but also everything that is related to it, such as typography, colors, layout, and more. And, especially for a text book, it looks quite amazing, with a great use of typography, gutter notes, call-out colors and its packed with visual examples that highlight each of the advice/rules that are given. It’s also completely tool agnostic. No matter what you use to visualize your data with, this book is for you.”
“… the Data Visualization Handbook by [Koponen] & [Hildén] is extraordinary. It’s jam-packed with concepts & best practices across a broad range of #dataviz. I particularly like the organisation, layout & colours. A book that practices what it teaches.”
Includes table of contents, Foreword and Part I—Introduction.
Download a PDF poster of how well the visual variables are suited for showing data on different types of scales.
Download a PDF poster of a generalized visualization project workflow.