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Visualization Greg McInerny

This podcast is very interesting (most of the time) and covers a wide diversity of perspectives and topics.

A couple of blogs that are useful… (some revealing and entertaining controversies emanate from here!)

This is the newest (and possibly best!) textbook (available online via the library)

Munzner, T. Visualization Analysis and Design. CRC Press, 2014.

But there is no single textbook that covers everything. I’d also recommend

Ware, C. Information visualisation – perception for design. Morgan Kauffman, 2012. (also in the library)

Meirelles, I. Design for Information - An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations. Rockport, 2014.

Tufte, ER. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press, USA, 2001.

These ‘points of view’ articles are really useful (and short)… there is about 40 in total (all free to access)

3 general overview articles (science based) on the use of visualisations

McInerny, G J. et al. (2014) Information visualization in science and policy - engaging users & communicating bias. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 29. 148-157.

Spiegelhalter, D. et al. (2011) Visualizing uncertainty about the future. Science 333, 1393–1400

Fox, P. and Hendler, J. (2011) Changing the equation on scientific data visualization. Science 331, 705–708

An interesting discussion via an articles and 2 replies, on storytelling an narrative

Krzywinski, M. and Cairo, A. (2013) Points of view: storytelling. Nat.
Methods 10, 687

Katz, Y. (2013) Against storytelling of scientific results. Nat.
Methods 10, 1045

Krzywinski, M. and Cairo, A. (2013) Reply to: ‘Against storytelling of scientific results’. Nat. Methods 10, 1046

A great overview article on the use and design of visualisations

Hall, P. (2008) "Critical Visualization." In Design and the Elastic Mind, edited by Paola. Antonelli. 122-131. New York: Museum of Modern Art.

Some useful papers from the Vis community

Heer, J., Bostock M. & Ogievetsky, V. (2010). A tour through the visualisation zoo. Communications of the ACM, 53(6), 59-67.

Kosara, R. (2007). Visualization Criticism – The Missing Link Between Information Visualization and Art. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV), 631–636

Lam, H. Bertini, E. Isenberg, P. Plaisant, C. & Carpendale, S. (2012).
Empirical studies in information visualization: Seven scenarios. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(9):1520–1536, Sept. 2012. doi>10.1109/TVCG.2011.279

Munzner, T. (2009). A nested process model for visualization design and validation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6):921–928.