My newest book comes your way later this year! Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks will help you on your way to more effectively visualizing and sharing your data, research, and analysis!
This book details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations. I walk readers through the steps of creating better graphs and how to move beyond simple line, bar, and pie charts. Through more than five hundred examples, I demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of data visualization, the principles of visual perception, and how to make subjective style decisions around a chart’s design. I survey more than eighty visualization types, from histograms to horizon charts, ridgeline plots to choropleth maps, and explain how each has its place in the visual toolkit.
It might seem intimidating, but everyone can learn how to create compelling, effective data visualizations. This book will guide you as you define your audience and goals, choose the graph that best fits for your data, and clearly communicate your message.