a curated guide to the best tools, resources and technologies for data visualization

Visualization Books

Data Design: Visualising Quantities, Locations, Connections

Data Design: Visualising quantities, locations, connections by Per Mollerup is a lively and comprehensive introduction to data visualisation, illustrated with 199 instructive data displays. The book is for designers, journalists, editors, writers and anyone concerned with presenting factual information in a clear and effective way.

Designing Data Visualizations

In their 2011 book Designing Data Visualizations, Noah Illinsky and Julie Steele demystify the design process by showing the reader how to use a linear decision-making process to encode information visually.



A fantastic blog and continuously updated ebook by Malcolm Maclean on learning D3 from scratch.

Data Visualization: A successful design process

Andy Kirk’s 2012 book will benefit anyone who wants to discover effective, attractive ways to visually analyze and communicate data. With no special knowledge required, it’s an inspirational guide that teaches through examples and illustration.