Data Visualization Handbook
The data visualization handbook by Juuso Koponen and Jonatan Hildén is a practical guide to creating compelling graphics to explain or explore data. It is primarily aimed for designers, journalists, researchers, analysts, and other professionals who want to learn the basics of visualization, but also includes plenty of material for people with intermediate level visualization skills.
“A handbook, a
textbook, and a coffee table book had a perfect baby. It even includes a
bookmark, because the authors apparently love their readers. It is simply hard
to imagine a more densely informative, thorough, practical, and pleasurable
"This is probably my favorite book in terms of teaching you the best practices of data visualization.
Not just on the “chart”, but also everything that is related to it,
such as typography, colors, layout, and more. And, especially for a text
book, it looks quite amazing, with a great use of typography,
gutter notes, call-out colors and its packed with visual examples that
highlight each of the advice/rules that are given. It’s also completely tool agnostic. No matter what you use to visualize your data with, this book is for you."
The book is also available in Finnish Tieto näkyväksi