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THE DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO PRESENTING NUMBERS, FIGURES AND CHARTS. Sally Bigwood and Melissa Spore. Allworth Press, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2013. 138 pp. with 67 ills. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781621532668 In English.
Publisher's description: Numbers can tell an exciting story. The trick is to know what story to tell and make it understandable. This compact, practical guide will show everyone who must design numeric data how to transform raw data into readable, relevant information. The Designer's Guide to Presenting Numbers, Figures, and Charts brings together the guidelines established over the last forty years for making effective presentations of figures, tables, and graphs. Included are the straightforward steps designers and other professionals can take to make their tables and charts the most meaningful. The authors define and discuss a range of graph types, from simple bar and pie charts to contemporary "data visualizations," offering explanations of the intended application of each. Readers will learn when to use a table, when to use a chart, which chart is best to use, and how to make all numeric presentations as comprehensible as possible... Communicating information effectively is an increasingly important skill in the digital age. People find numbers persuasive, and wellexecuted visual presentations of information will influence more people and even shorten meetings. Complete with a glossary and helpful exercises, this guide offers everything needed to create moreeffective presentations.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Graphic Design
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 156424
Paperbound $19.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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