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  • Hardcover: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 2 edition (April 7 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558608192
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558608191
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 19.8 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #704,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Ware's updated review of empirical researcg and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization."
--Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

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Major revision of a classic work in this field, including full color illustrations throughout.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Strategist on Oct. 5 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is the best single volume book on the subject of information visualisation that I've read. Sure, there are other very nice books on diagrams, maps, data analysis, modelling and scientific visualisation. However, none of them have the scope of this book.
And therein lies the problem. For a single volume book Ware's effort tries to cover too much and some of the chapters are quite weak (chapter 0 and 10). Also, the fact that it was written by a psychologist shows in a good and bad way: human visual cognition is correctly the foundation upon which to build visualisation. Unfortunately the examples and the ideas for implementation are often lacking or poor in quality.
The first edition also has typesetting errors, so be sure to get the second edition.
All in all, it's still a book worth getting if you're in any serious way connected with the practise of visualisation. However, don't expect it to be the bible of the field, as such a thing does not exist (yet).
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
The best one volume book out there, but not perfect Oct. 5 2004
By Strategist - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the best single volume book on the subject of information visualisation that I've read. Sure, there are other very nice books on diagrams, maps, data analysis, modelling and scientific visualisation. However, none of them have the scope of this book.
And therein lies the problem. For a single volume book Ware's effort tries to cover too much and some of the chapters are quite weak (chapter 0 and 10). Also, the fact that it was written by a psychologist shows in a good and bad way: human visual cognition is correctly the foundation upon which to build visualisation. Unfortunately the examples and the ideas for implementation are often lacking or poor in quality.
The first edition also has typesetting errors, so be sure to get the second edition.
All in all, it's still a book worth getting if you're in any serious way connected with the practise of visualisation. However, don't expect it to be the bible of the field, as such a thing does not exist (yet).
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Classic introduction to InfoVis Feb. 18 2008
By Michael Galloy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a basic introduction to InfoVis, covering topics from human perception to improving the decision-making processes with visualizations. It is worth having if you are in the field or are serious about improving your visualizations.

Some of the negative comments in reviews must refer to the first edition. My second edition has (some) color images as appropriate throughout the book. There are still a few errors, but not a large number. There are definitely a few low quality examples.
Outstanding Sept. 14 2009
By Steven H. Gutfreund - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Full of rich, deep theory about vision and visualization, with lots of practical advice. The only reason I don't give it a five stars is that there are places where he is too cursory and absract to understand (but two places out of 400 pages is pretty good for an academic).
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great for Interface designers or visualizationers Feb. 28 2006
By Ray D' Ruckus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
WOW. This guy did his homework! Ware covers the basics and more advanced topics. I felt he goes beyond most books on this subject by giving his suggestions and not just stating facts.
0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Not applicable and not a suitable text book June 2 2007
By Hussein Ahmed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book gives sme guidleines (supported by research) but it won't be suitable for practioners but as a text book of no very good use for an information visualization course. It was tedious to have it as our text book I don't know if this is what I think or is it the actual case.


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