How Charts Work brings the secrets of effective data visualisation in a way that will help you bring data alive.

Charts, graphs and tables are essential devices in business, but all too often they present information poorly. This book will help you:

  • Feel confident understanding different types of charts, graphs and tables – and how to read them

  • Recognise the true story behind the data presented and what the information really shows

  • Know the principles and rules of how best to represent information so you can create your own information-driven (and beautiful) visuals

  • Design visuals that people engage with, understand and act upon

Don’t value design over information – present data persuasively.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. About the author
  6. Author’s acknowledgements
  7. Foreword
  8. 1. Why you need this book
  9. 2. Why charts matter
  10. Part 1 – Know your charts
  11. Part 2 – Putting charts to work
  12. Index
  13. Publisher’s Acknowledgement