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Data Visualization

Using data to make agile decisions and to tell your story is a common challenge. This guide will provide information and resources on presenting data visually.

Principles to Consider in Presenting Data

Stephen Few

Ben Shneiderman

Visual Information Seeking Mantra:  "The Eyes Have It:  A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations"  July 1996,

  • Overview first
  • Zoom and filter
  • Then details on demand

Matthias Shapiro

"Once  Upon a Stacked Time Series", in Beautiful Visualization:Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts, Eds. Julie Steele & Noah Ilinksy, CEAS TK7882 .I6 B427 2010 and online through Safari E-Books

  • Question + Visual Data + Context = Story


Perceptual Edge/Stephen Few:

Stanford Vis Group:

Story Telling With Data:


Presentations from UC's January 24, 2013 Data Visualization Day:

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