The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Paperback)

Alberto Cairo



No matter what your actual job title, you are—or soon will be—a data worker. 


Every day, at work, home, and school, we are bombarded with vast amounts of free data collected and shared by everyone and everything from our co-workers to our calorie counters. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The Functional Art—Alberto Cairo’s foundational guide to understanding information graphics and visualization—the respected data visualization professor explains in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world in the form of charts, maps, and infographics. In The Truthful Art, Cairo transforms elementary principles of data and scientific reasoning into tools that you can use in daily life to interpret data sets and extract stories from them.   


The Truthful Art explains:


• The role infographics and data visualization play in our world

• Basic principles of data and scientific reasoning that anyone can master

• How to become a better critical thinker

• Step-by-step processes that will help you evaluate any data visualization (including your own)

• How to create and use effective charts, graphs, and data maps to explain data to any audience


The Truthful Art is also packed with inspirational and educational real-world examples of data visualizations from such leading publications as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalEstado de São Paulo (Brazil), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), and many more.



每天,在工作、家庭和學校,我們都被大量的免費數據所淹沒,這些數據由我們的同事到我們的卡路里計數器等各種人和事物收集和分享。在這本備受期待的續集《The Functional Art》之後,受人尊敬的數據可視化教授Alberto Cairo以清晰的語言解釋了如何處理數據,發現其中隱藏的故事,並以圖表、地圖和信息圖表的形式與世界分享這些故事。在《The Truthful Art》中,Cairo將數據和科學推理的基本原則轉化為你可以在日常生活中使用的工具,以解釋數據集並從中提取故事。

《The Truthful Art》解釋了以下內容:
- 信息圖表和數據可視化在我們的世界中的作用
- 任何人都可以掌握的數據和科學推理的基本原則
- 如何成為更好的批判性思考者
- 逐步過程將幫助你評估任何數據可視化(包括你自己的)
- 如何創建和使用有效的圖表、圖形和數據地圖來向任何觀眾解釋數據

《The Truthful Art》還充滿了來自《紐約時報》、《華爾街日報》、《Estado de São Paulo》(巴西)、《Berliner Morgenpost》(德國)等領先出版物的鼓舞人心和教育性的現實世界數據可視化示例。