Books about related but non-data visualisation subjects

Over the past couple of days I’ve been asking people in my corner of Twitter for suggestions for classic book titles from subject areas that are not data visualisation but that do hold many interesting related ideas, theories and concepts. Things that we can draw from and apply to our understanding of data visualisation.

This is a list of top 3′s based on responses on Twitter. I know that there is a good chance some purists or practitioners from these fields will likely sit their cringing at some of the choices, if that’s the case please help improve and refine via the comments section below!

Journalism

The Universal Journalist, by David Randall

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The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, by Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel

Journalism2

Inside Reporting: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Journalism, by Tim Harrower

Journalism3

News/publication design

The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook, by Tim Harrower

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The Best of News Design 34th Edition, by Society for News Design (Contributor)

NewspaperDesign2

The Modern Magazine: Visual Journalism in the Digital Age, byJeremy Leslie

NewspaperDesign3

Architecture

How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architecture, by Carol Davidson Cragoe

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Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan, by Rem Koolhaas

Architecture4

Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis, by Roger H. Clark, Michael Pause

Architecture3

Game Design

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy: Revised and Updated Edition, by James Paul Gee

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The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses, by Jesse Schell

Games2

Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design, by Scott Rogers

Games3

Graphic Design

Graphic Design: A Concise History, by Richard Hollis

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100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design, by Steven Heller

GraphicDesign2

Graphic Design, by Milton Glaser

GraphicDesign3

Advertising Design

Creative Advertising: An Introduction, by Miriam Sorrentino

Advertising

The Advertising Concept Book: Think Now, Design Later, by Pete Barry

Advertising2

Ogilvy on Advertising, by David Ogilvy

Advertising3

Product Design

The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald Norman

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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, by Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover

ProductDesign2

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams, by Klaus Klemp, Keiko Ueki-Polet

ProductDesign3

Cartography

How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design, by Alan M. MacEachren

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You are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination, by Katharine Harmon

Cartography2

Cartography: Thematic Map Design, by Borden D Dent, Jeff Torguson, Thomas W. Hodler

Cartography

Cartoons

How About never – is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons, by Bob Mankoff

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The Naked Cartoonist: Exposing Your Creativity, Uncover Your Imagination, Bare Your Wit, by Robert Mankoff

Cartoons2

Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers, by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Marcos Mateu-Mestre

Cartoons3

Comics

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud

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Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, by Scott McCloud

Comics2

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, by Will Eisner

Comics3

2 Comments

Edward Mac GillavryMay 21st, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Few more cartography references:
- Thematic Map Design, B.D. Dent
- Elements of Cartography, A.H. Robinson
- Cartography: Visualization of Spatial Data,
M.J. Kraak, & F.J. Ormeling

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