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How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information / First edition

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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Cairo, Alberto, 1974-.
Title Statement
How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information / Alberto Cairo.
판사항
First edition.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   W. W. Norton & Company,   c2019.  
Physical Medium
xii, 226 p.; : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781324001560
요약
"A leading data visualization expert explores the negative--and positive--influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous--and easier to share than ever. While such visualizations can better inform us, they can also deceive by displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns-- or simply misinform us by being poorly designed, such as the confusing "eye of the storm" maps shown on TV every hurricane season. Many of us are ill equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate visuals to promote their own agendas. Public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie teaches us how to do just that"--
Content Notes
Prologue: a world brimming with charts -- How charts work -- Charts that lie by being poorly designed -- Charts that lie by displaying dubious data -- Charts that lie by displaying dubious data -- Charts that lie by concealing or confusing uncertainty -- Charts that lie by suggesting misleading patterns -- Conclusion: let's not lie to ourselves (or to others) with charts.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Computer graphics. Charts, diagrams, etc. --Design. Information visualization. Social media.
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245 1 0 ▼a How charts lie : ▼b getting smarter about visual information / ▼c Alberto Cairo.
250 ▼a First edition.
260 ▼a New York : ▼b W. W. Norton & Company, ▼c c2019.
300 ▼a xii, 226 p.; : ▼b ill. ; ▼c 25 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 ▼a Prologue: a world brimming with charts -- How charts work -- Charts that lie by being poorly designed -- Charts that lie by displaying dubious data -- Charts that lie by displaying dubious data -- Charts that lie by concealing or confusing uncertainty -- Charts that lie by suggesting misleading patterns -- Conclusion: let's not lie to ourselves (or to others) with charts.
520 ▼a "A leading data visualization expert explores the negative--and positive--influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous--and easier to share than ever. While such visualizations can better inform us, they can also deceive by displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns-- or simply misinform us by being poorly designed, such as the confusing "eye of the storm" maps shown on TV every hurricane season. Many of us are ill equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate visuals to promote their own agendas. Public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie teaches us how to do just that"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Computer graphics.
650 0 ▼a Charts, diagrams, etc. ▼x Design.
650 0 ▼a Information visualization.
650 0 ▼a Social media.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

Prologue: a world brimming with charts -- How charts work -- Charts that lie by being poorly designed -- Charts that lie by displaying dubious data -- Charts that lie by displaying dubious data -- Charts that lie by concealing or confusing uncertainty -- Charts that lie by suggesting misleading patterns -- Conclusion: let''s not lie to ourselves (or to others) with charts.

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