Release on 2013-11-05 | by Sally Bigwood,Melissa Spore
Author: Sally Bigwood,Melissa Spore
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Numbers can tell an exciting story. The trick is to know what story to tell and make it understandable. This compact, practical guide will show everyone who must design numeric data how to transform raw data into readable, relevant information. The Designer’s Guide to Presenting Numbers, Figures, and Charts brings together the guidelines established over the last forty years for making effective presentations of figures, tables, and graphs. Included are the straightforward steps designers and other professionals can take to make their tables and charts the most meaningful. The authors define and discuss a range of graph types, from simple bar and pie charts to contemporary “data visualizations,” offering explanations of the intended application of each. Readers will learn when to use a table, when to use a chart, which chart is best to use, and how to make all numeric presentations as comprehensible as possible. Specific topics include: Rounding numbers Table construction Chart design Guidance on numbers and page layout Color Reference and demonstration tables Presenting figures in PowerPoint Ordering numbers for decision-making Multiple comparisons Grids And more Communicating information effectively is an increasingly important skill in the digital age. People find numbers persuasive, and well-executed visual presentations of information will influence more people and even shorten meetings. Complete with a glossary and helpful exercises, this guide offers everything needed to create more-effective presentations.
Information Design provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages and cultures, convey complicated instructions, even change behaviours. Information Design offers an authoritative guide to this important multidisciplinary subject. The book weaves design theory and methods with case studies of professional practice from leading information designers across the world. The heavily illustrated text is rigorous yet readable and offers a single, must-have, reference to anyone interested in information design or any of its related disciplines such as interaction design and information architecture, information graphics, document design, universal design, service design, map-making and wayfinding.
Release on 2003-03 | by Deborah Dumaine,Elisabeth C. Healey
An A-Z Source for Today's Business Writer
Author: Deborah Dumaine,Elisabeth C. Healey
Category: Business & Economics
Fast, accurate answers to all your business writing questions will be at your fingertips when you put this handy, carry-it-anywhere reference to work for you. Packed with practical guidance and real-world examples, it helps you ? write better business documents in half the time ? design winning proposals ? generate e-mail that commands attention ? create presentations and reports that achieve results ? use visuals to maximum effect ? choose from many sample documents for inspiration ? write with greater clarity and impact ? avoid redundancy, stiff phrasing, and "bureaucratic" writing ? make every word count ? handle complex technical topics with ease ? learn the fine art of sending bad news ? organize formal documents for impact ? choose the best formatting techniques ? avoid embarrassing mistakes in grammar and usage.
Make your figures speak for themselves. This book will show you how to: present numeric information in the clearest and most effective way ; use numbers, tables, graphs and charts to best advantage ; and turn raw data into accessible and analytical information.
A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More
Author: Matt Carter
Pubpsher: Academic Press
Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication. Most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material, yet it is essential for publishing in high-quality journals, soliciting funding, attracting lab personnel, and advancing a career. This clear, readable volume fills that gap and provides visually intensive guidance at every step—from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites. It provides pragmatic advice on the preparation and delivery of exceptional scientific presentations; demonstrates hundreds of visually striking presentation techniques, giving readers inspiration for creating their own; and is structured so that readers can easily find answers to particular questions. Clear heading for each section indicates its message, highlighted with graphic illustrations Two summary paragraphs that complement the visual images and clearly discuss the main point Numerous examples of high-quality figures, page layouts, slides, posters, and web pages to help stimulate readers' ideas for their own presentations Numerous "before and after" examples to illustrate the contrast between poor and outstanding presentations
Information, no matter how important, cannot speak for itself. To tell its story, it relies on us to give it a clear voice. No information is more critical than quantitative data ... numbers that reveal what's happening, how our organizations are performing, and opportunities to do better. Numbers are usually presented in tables and graphs, but few are properly designed, resulting not only in poor communication, but at times in miscommunication. This is a travesty, because the skills needed to present quantitative information effectively are simple to learn. Good communication doesn't just happen; it is the result of good design.