Perception for DesignBy
- Colin Ware, Data Visualization Research Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
Information Visualization: Perception for Design is a comprehensive guide to what the science of human perception tells us about how we should display information.
The human brain is a super-computer for finding patterns in information. Our understanding of visual data and visual information is greatly enhanced or impeded by the way information is presented. It is essential that visual data be designed in such a way that key information and important patterns will stand out. It is only by understanding how perception works that the best visualizations can be created.
Colin Ware outlines the key principles for a wide range of applications and designs, providing designers with the tools to create visualizations of improved clarity, utility and persuasiveness. The book continues to be the key resource for practical design guidelines, based on perception, which can be applied by practitioners, students and researchers alike.
Hardbound, 536 Pages
Published: May 2012
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
"Oh my God, the Bible just got better. There is no book that I rely on more in my work thanInformation Visualization: Perception for Design , and with this third edition Colin Ware has made it more indispensible and easier to apply than ever."--Stephen Few, Principal, Perceptual Edge "Drawing on his background in both computer science and the psychology of perception, Ware (coastal and ocean mapping, U. of New Hampshire) has become a leader in three-dimensional visualization systems, such as ocean currents and the movement of whales. For this third edition of his reference on what the science of perception reveals about visualization, he has clarified the design implications of research in perception, and increased the emphasis on the process of visual thinking. The topics include foundations for an applied science of data visualization, color, static and moving pictures, visual objects and data objects, and interacting with visualization."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2012, page 7
Chapter 1. Foundations for an Applied Science of Data Visualization
Chapter 2. The Environment, Optics, Resolution, and the Display
Chapter 3. Lightness, Brightness, Contrast and ConstancyChapter 4. Color
Chapter 5. Visual Salience and Finding InformationChapter 6. Static and Moving Patterns
Chapter 7. Space PerceptionChapter 8. Visual Objects and Data Objects
Chapter 9. Images, Narrative, and Gestures for ExplanationChapter 10. Interacting with Visualizations
Chapter 11. Visual Thinking Processes