Learning to See Data: How to Interpret the Visual Language of Charts by Ben Jones
The companion book to our on-demand course Data Literacy Level 1: Learning to See Data.
This book will help you develop fluency in the interpretation of charts, an ability that we all need to hone and perfect if we are to make meaningful contributions in the professional, public and personal arenas of life. The principles covered in it also serve as a critical background for anyone looking to create charts that others will be able to understand.
“This book is clear and evocative, thorough and thoughtful, and remarkably readable: a marvelous launchpad into the world of data.” –Tamara Munzner, Professor, University of British Columbia Computer Science
“Everyone of us needs good data literacy skills to survive in the modern world. Without them, it’s hard to succeed at work, or survive the onslaught of information (and misinformation) across all our media. Ben’s book provides the necessary building blocks for a strong foundation. From that foundation, Ben’s approach will inspire you to own the process of developing your skills further.” –Andy Cotgreave, Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau