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See data in a new light-find out how visualization approaches can help make data more accessible, useful, and meaningful to you.

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Chapter 1 From Terabytes to Insights Chapter 2 A More Beautiful Question Chapter 3 Winning Combinations: Working with the Ingredients of Data Visualization Chapter 4 Pathways, Purposes, and Points of View Chapter 5: Views You Can Use Chapter 6 Thinking...Machines Chapter 7 Hindsight, Foresight, and Insight

About the Author

Hunter Whitney is a User Experience (UX) Designer who has helped create useful and usable interface designs for clients in areas ranging from bioscience and medicine to information technology and marine biology. In addition to his UX work, he has written numerous articles about a range of subjects, including data visualization, for various online and print publications. His aim is to encourage conversations among people with diverse skills and perspectives about presenting data in ways that are more widely accessible and engaging. He received dual bachelor's degrees-one in English Literature from UCLA and the other in Biology from UCSC-and has completed post-graduate neuropsychology research at UCLA. The combination of these multidisciplinary studies reflects his longstanding interest in the intersection between the humanities and the sciences (www.hunterwhitney.com).


"Hunter Whitney thoughtfully interprets 20 years of technical successes in information visualization for a broader audience. He tells the grand story of scientific breakthroughs in an engaging way for a wide audience, packed with thought-provoking quotes and eye-catching examples that powerfully present this profound advance in human capacity for insight." - Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

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