Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

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Analytics Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 265 pages
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Tables and graphs can more adequately communicate important business information when they reflect the good design practices discussed in this practical guide to effective table and graph design. Information is provided on the fundamental concepts of table and graph design, the numbers and knowledge most suitable for display in a graphic form, the best tabular means to communicate certain ideas, and the component-level aspects of design. Analysts, technicians, and managers will appreciate the solid theory behind this outline for ensuring that tables and graphs present quantitative business information in a truthful, attractive format that facilitates better decision making.

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Review: Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

User Review  - Lars - Goodreads

This is an absolutely fantastic book. It is fluff free, explained in a crystal clear manner, and full of advice that is nine times out of ten directly applicable to real-life work situations. The anti ... Read full review

Review: Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

User Review  - Aaron Dietz - Goodreads

A quick read with a lot of images demonstrating the points being made. A lot of this, of course, you will absorb from just working around people who have read Stephen Few, but it's a good foundational work and worth reading just to shore up any gaps. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Stephen Few is the founder of the consulting firm Perceptual Edge. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and educator in the fields of data warehousing and information design. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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