Stephen Few’s “Now You See It”

November 07, 2011

Following up on Tufte’s books, I finished reading Stephen Few’s Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis.

I found it to be more useful than Tufte books, which mostly consist of loosely tied stories. In contrast, Few has a much more methodical approach and discusses all types of information visualization. He also points to software to make the many visualizations that are presented: often Excel, but also Tableau Software, Spotfire, Panopticon, TimeSearcher and others.

Here’s the table of contents for my own reference.