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Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and interactivity to clarify, and often beautify, the clutter. From representing networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of information-visualization by the field's leading practitioners.

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Information visualization and visualization of networks is introduced as a rapidly expanding new area of technology, art, and culture. Lima (Visual Complexity.com,;UX design lead, Microsoft Bing) describes how, in his master of fine art's project, he presented a model for mapping the transmission and internal structure of popular links across the blogosphere. With stunning color representations by network artists, he applies network science (following historical background) to ideas as ancient as the mystical Tree of Life in the Kabbalah tradition and as contemporary as social networking and terrorism networks. Diverse graphical tools and such concepts as complex beauty and infinite connectedness are also applied to the arts and scientific areas. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book—the first to combine a thorough history of information visualization with a detailed look at today's most innovative applications—clearly illustrates why making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges in twenty-first-century design. From diagramming networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of informationvisualization by the field's leading practitioners.

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ISBN:
9781568989365
Author:
Lima, Manuel
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Communications-Information Theory
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 1 in 2.85 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book—the first to combine a thorough history of information visualization with a detailed look at today's most innovative applications—clearly illustrates why making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges in twenty-first-century design. From diagramming networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of informationvisualization by the field's leading practitioners.
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