I review mostly visualization-related books, but also some others that I find relevant. The list of topics I’m interested in also includes information graphics, perceptual psychology, writing, communication, storytelling, etc.
Review: Manuel Lima, The Book of Trees
Trees. They’re everywhere. And not just in the physical world, but in data visualization and knowledge representation as well. This is not a new phenomenon, it goes back thousands of years. Manuel Lima’s new book, The Book of Trees, gives an overview.
Review: Isabel Meirelles, Design for Information
When I’m asked for a good book about visualization, I usually try to change the subject. There is no book I really love, they all have their issues. But thanks to Isabel Meirelles, I can now give a straight answer: Design for Information.
Review: Chabris, Simons, The Invisible Gorilla
Inattentional and change blindness are two fascinating phenomena that more people should be aware of. The Invisible Gorilla describes them as well as some other interesting and surprising psychological research.