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How Charts Lie - Getting Smarter about Visual Information

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 256
Author Alberto Cairo
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Isbn-10 1324001569
Isbn-13 9781324001560
Dimension 16.26*2.29*24.38

How Charts Lie - Getting Smarter about Visual Information

Alberto Cairo's How Charts Lie - Getting Smarter about Visual Information

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. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them. However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty—or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas. In How Charts Lie, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled 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 demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world.

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Why you should read How Charts Lie - Getting Smarter about Visual Information by Alberto Cairo

This book has been written by Alberto Cairo, who has written books like How Charts Lie - Getting Smarter about Visual Information,The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization (Voices That Matter). The books are written in Econometrics,Design & Fashion category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Econometrics. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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How Charts Lie - Getting Smarter about Visual Information Hardcover English
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