• Humor

Chartography

The Weird and Wonderful World of Infographics
Author: Stephen Wildish
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 1783729163
Category: Humor
Page: 144
View: 6430
This is the super-stylish book you didn't know you needed until you saw it. Packed with weird and wonderful visual information, it is guaranteed to entertain and help you look at things in a completely new way. The correspondence of long white beards to magical powers, the myriad of ways to cut toast, a spider leg diagram—it's all here, and a tiny amount is actually true.

    • Computers

Cool Infographics

Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
Author: Randy Krum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118582284
Category: Computers
Page: 368
View: 1964
Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. This innovative book presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular infographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers, and business professionals vital information on the most effective ways to present data. Explains why infographics and data visualizations work Shares the tools and techniques for creating great infographics Covers online infographics used for marketing, including social media and search engine optimization (SEO) Shows how to market your skills with a visual, infographic resume Explores the many internal business uses of infographics, including board meeting presentations, annual reports, consumer research statistics, marketing strategies, business plans, and visual explanations of products and services to your customers With Cool Infographics, you'll learn to create infographics to successfully reach your target audience and tell clear stories with your data.

    • Reference

Information is Beautiful


Author: David McCandless
Publisher: Collins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007492893
Category: Reference
Page: 255
View: 517
A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

    • History

The Infographic History of the World


Author: Valentina D'Efilippo,James Ball
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781770857926
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 8368
Updated to reflect our rapidly changing world.

    • Business & Economics

Infographics

The Power of Visual Storytelling
Author: Jason Lankow,Josh Ritchie,Ross Crooks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421590
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 7384
Transform your marketing efforts through the power of visual content In today's fast-paced environment, you must communicate your message in a concise and engaging way that sets it apart from the noise. Visual content—such as infographics and data visualization—can accomplish this. With DIY functionality, Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling will teach you how to find stories in your data, and how to visually communicate and share them with your audience for maximum impact. Infographics will show you the vast potential to using the communication medium as a marketing tool by creating informative and shareable infographic content. Learn how to explain an object, idea, or process using strong illustration that captures interest and provides instant clarity Discover how to unlock interesting stories (in previously buried or boring data) and turn them into visual communications that will help build brands and increase sales Use the power of visual content to communicate with and engage your audience, capture attention, and expand your market.

    • Humor

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd


Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Portable Press
ISBN: 9781592237883
Category: Humor
Page: 324
View: 796
A compendium of kookiness, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd digs up the oddest, strangest, most bizarre tales and true facts from this weird, weird world. This volume--Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd--exposes the best of the weirdest news, facts, and fun from all over the world. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn about a woman who broke her legs flying a pig, a student who got credit for dressing like a lobster, and a man who patented a method for determining the sex of a spinach plant? Uncle John rules the world of bizarre information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… * The world’s longest ear hair * A girl raised by dogs * Celebrity death conspiracies * Goblins, the horny horse man, Yowie, and other strange creatures * And much more!

    • Design

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge
Author: Manuel Lima
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616895845
Category: Design
Page: 272
View: 1219
In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects—architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, enlightenment, and perfection. Clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed alongside the trefoil biohazard symbol, symbols of the Christian trinity, and the Olympic rings; and a diagram revealing the characteristics of ten thousand porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the center of the universe. Lima's introduction provides an authoritative history of the circle, and a preface describes his unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.

    • Art

Super Graphic

A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe
Author: Tim Leong
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452135274
Category: Art
Page: 196
View: 3655
The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there. From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which includes high-resolution images.

The Infographic Bible


Author: Karen Sawrey
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007554614
Category:
Page: 224
View: 9945
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Knowledge is Beautiful


Author: David McCandless
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062398377
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2430

    • Humor

How to Swear

An Illustrated Guide
Author: Stephen Wildish
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452167796
Category: Humor
Page: 192
View: 2432
Even the most profane practitioner of the vulgar tongue must sometimes wonder, "Am I doing it right?" This highly entertaining and crucially informative visual guide to the art of swearing employs a variety of quick-read charts and helpful strategies to take salty skills to the next level. Offering history and etymology along with guidance, quips, insults, answers to lingering questions, and much more, How to Swear celebrates the rude ingenuity of using a naughty word to express surprise, excitement, anger, joy, or disgust, limited only by the imagination. It's inspiring. It's educational. It's dirty. It's here to change lives or, at the very least, add some f*#&ing color to the conversation.

    • Computers

Data Points

Visualization That Means Something
Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118654935
Category: Computers
Page: 320
View: 7752
A fresh look at visualization from the author of Visualize This Whether it's statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. In Data Points: Visualization That Means Something, author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Using examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media, he explores both standard-and not so standard-concepts and ideas about illustrating data. Shares intriguing ideas from Nathan Yau, author of Visualize This and creator of flowingdata.com, with over 66,000 subscribers Focuses on visualization, data graphics that help viewers see trends and patterns they might not otherwise see in a table Includes examples from the author's own illustrations, as well as from professionals in statistics, art, design, business, computer science, cartography, and more Examines standard rules across all visualization applications, then explores when and where you can break those rules Create visualizations that register at all levels, with Data Points: Visualization That Means Something.

    • Computers

Infographics

Designing and Visualizing Data
Author: Wang Shaoqiang
Publisher: Promopress
ISBN: 9788416504923
Category: Computers
Page: 240
View: 7132
The use of infographics has acquired a significant role in the management of information to explain complex contexts in an easy to understand way. After selling out our first HB edition in a short time, we have decided to make this reference sourcebook available to a wider audience.

Infographic Guide to Science


Author: Tom Cabot
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008129361
Category:
Page: 256
View: 5243
Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence. Following each stage of the development of the material Universe, from the first cataclysmic moments to the emergence of human and machine intelligence, the Infographic Guide to Science presents the unfolding science that lies behind and between then and now. Starting from the point of physical origin, the book moves through quarks, atoms, molecules and stars; to planet building, organic chemistry, the emergence of life, sentience; and finally on to the human mind and its quest to understand the Universe through exploration and science. Spectacular visuals reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works, covering all the major branches of scientific understanding. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of different subject areas, the book features physics, cosmology, chemistry, earth science, biology, nano-science, medicine, engineering and computer technology. It illuminates, inspires and amazes us with visually striking and information-rich infographics.

    • Business & Economics

The Power of Infographics

Using Pictures to Communicate and Connect with Your Audiences
Author: Mark Smiciklas
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0789749491
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 199
View: 8952
Need to overcome information overload and get your message across? Infographics are your secret weapon. Using them, you can deliver knowledge and ideas visually, so your audiences can understand them quickly - and take action. In The Power of Infographics, Mark Smiciklas helps you understand how to leverage the use of powerful infographics: visual representations capable of transforming complex data or concepts into intuitive, instant knowledge. Writing from a business perspective, Smiciklas reveals how to use infographics both inside and outside the organization: to build brands, make sales, serve clients, align teams behind new strategies, and more. This straightforward, visual, common-sense based book explains: * What infographics are, and why they work so well * How to visualize statistical data, business processes, time, geography, lists, relationships, and concepts * How to communicate the "personal" through infographics * Best practices for observation, processing ideas, creating highly effective infographics, and publishing them * How to plan for and measure the ROI of infographics * And much more...

    • Humor

Infographica

The World as You Have Never Seen it Before
Author: Martin Toseland,Simon Toseland
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623650054
Category: Humor
Page: 224
View: 508
Infographica collects intriguing data from across the planet--for instance, the average lifespan of people living on each continent, the relative durations of the world's unmanned space probes, or the bite strength of the world's most dangerous predators--and presents it in stylish, inventive, and original infographics. Quirky, irreverent, and visually appealing, this book is a must-have reference for anyone wishing to keep informed, as well as a primer on information design from the writing and design team of Martin and Simon Toseland. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Art

Cartographies of Time

A History of the Timeline
Author: Daniel Rosenberg,Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616891726
Category: Art
Page: 272
View: 6735
Our critically acclaimed smash hit Cartographies of Time is now available in paperback. In this first comprehensive history of graphic representations of time, authors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton have crafted a lively history featuring fanciful characters and unexpected twists and turns. From medieval manuscripts to websites, Cartographies of Time features a wide variety of timelines that in their own unique ways, curving, crossing, branching, defy conventional thinking about the form. A fifty-four-foot-long timeline from 1753 is mounted on a scroll and encased in a protective box. Another timeline uses the different parts of the human body to show the genealogies of Jesus Christ and the rulers of Saxony. Ladders created by missionaries in eighteenth-century Oregon illustrate Bible stories in a vertical format to convert Native Americans. Also included is the April 1912 Marconi North Atlantic Communication chart, which tracked ships, including the Titanic, at points in time rather than by their geographic location, alongside little-known works by famous figures, including a historical chronology by the mapmaker Gerardus Mercator and a chronological board game patented by Mark Twain. Presented in a lavishly illustrated edition, Cartographies of Time is a revelation to anyone interested in the role visual forms have played in our evolving conception of history

    • Almanacs

Facts are Sacred

The Power of Data
Author: Simon Rogers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571301614
Category: Almanacs
Page: 311
View: 4763
What is the true human cost of the war in Afghanistan? What are the real effects of the austerity measure? And how did the London riots spread so quickly?Facts are Sacred, the Guardian's award-winning datablog, publishes and analyses seemingly benign data - released under the auspices of transparency - to bring its readers astonishing revelations about the way we live now. It reveals how data has changed our world and what we can learn from it. Now, the most telling findings from the blog are brought together to give us the facts and figures behind the headlines, beautifully illustrated with extensive data visualisations. Ground-breaking and fascinating, it celebrates a resource that has pushed the boundaries of modern journalism and is a manifesto for a new way of seeing things.

    • Design

Playful Data

Graphic Design and Illustration for Infographics
Author: Wang Shaoqiang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788416851348
Category: Design
Page: 240
View: 6620
Playful Data features some of the most brilliant illustrative infographic projects from gifted graphic designers, illustrators, artists and scientists worldwide.

    • Art

The Best American Infographics 2013


Author: Gareth Cook
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547973373
Category: Art
Page: 165
View: 5548
Showcases examples of data visualization from 2012 selected from print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences such areas as politics, culture, economics, and science.