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January 12, 2012

Reading now: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures

Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., 2010. ISBN-13: 9780393072952 @ Amazon.com


About the author:
Dona M. Wong has a MFA degree from Yale University, where she completed her dissertation on information design with thesis advisor Edward Tufte, a recognized authority on data visualization. Today she is the strategy director for information design at the global consulting firm Siegel+Gale, a pioneer in simplifying customer communications. She lives in New York City.

Recommendations by readers @ Amazon:
This book provides a handy desk reference for anyone who has to present data in graphical form - one might think of it a visual AP Style Book for graphics... [C. Muser]
Written with a style and clarity that reflects her approach to infographics, it provides an outstanding guide to creating visuals that are clear and to the point. The book is itself an example of communicating without excess whilst delivering a message effectively. (If you have every read Edwarde Tufte's seminal books you will appreciate Dona's clarity)... [Lee Featherby]

PS. Reviews are in magazines and in journals:

  • Bowen, L. (2010). The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics. Communication Arts, 51(6), 218.
  • "Siegel+Gale; Business Charts often Fail to Communicate Intended Message, Says Siegel+Gales Dona Wong, Author of Newly Published the Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics." Marketing Weekly News.(Feb 13, 2010): 112.

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  • 8 comments:

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    This tips are really helpful especially to those who recently needs to present there works on graphics, thank you
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    Birthday NYC said...

    The Wall Street Journal article that you referenced is one of the best things I have read recently. I was aware of most of the do's, but I will say that some of the things they suggested that one should not do were a bit surprising. Either way, a great article, and glad to see you are reading it also!

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