[Editor's note: Two new books, one from Connie Malamed titled "Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand" and the other called "Head First Data Analysis" by Michael Milton are endorsed by Stephen Few on his Visual Business Intelligence blog. Check em out.]
Republished from Stephen Few ‘s Visual Business Intelligence blog.
If you’ve been reading this blog regularly for awhile, you know that I occasionally bemoan the sad state of most information graphics (infographics). Most of the folks who produce infographics lack guidelines based on solid research. In their attempt to inform, describe, or instruct, most of the infographics that I’ve seen fail-many miserably. I’m thrilled to announce, however, that a new book is now available that takes a great step toward providing the guidelines that are needed for the production of effective infographics.