Comprehensive list of books on data visualization

We follow the Storytelling With Data blog by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic (and you should too).

Her most recent post, many paths to learning data viz, is a goldmine of information. The podcast includes a lengthy list of books and other resources that we have linked below.

We’ve blogged a bunch about data visualization as it relates to planning and Gantt charts, but our thirst for insight on this topic is insatiable.

Below is the list from Nussbaumer Knaflic’s blog, but it is not exhaustive of what is out there.

What has been your most helpful book on data viz that you would recommend your colleagues read?

Andrews, Info We Trust
Bertin, Semiology of Graphics
Brinton, Graphic Presentation
Cairo, The Functional Art
Cairo, The Truthful Art
Cleveland, The Elements of Graphing Data
Cleveland, Visualizing Data
Few, Information Dashboard Design
Few, Now You See It
Few, Show Me the Numbers
Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
Knaflic, storytelling with data
Kriebel & Murray, #MakeoverMonday
Meeks, D3.js in Action
Robbins, Creating More Effective Graphs
Robinson, et. al, The Elements of Cartography
Tukey, Exploratory Data Analysis
Tufte, Beautiful Evidence
Tufte, Envisioning Information
Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Tufte, Visual Explanations
Schwabish, Better Presentations
Slocum, Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
Wainer, Visual Revelations: Graphical Tales of Fate and Deception…
Ware, Information Visualization: Perception for Design
Wexler, Shaffer, Cotgreave, The Big Book of Dashboards
Zelazny, Say It With Charts

OnePager Tip: Virtual Summary Task (VST)

There is a little-known feature in OnePager that allows you to turn several tasks into a single task…this is called the Virtual Summary Task, or “VST.”

To create a VST, simply select as many tasks as you would like to combine using your CTRL key or using a mouse-lasso. Then right click on one of the items and choose “Make into virtual summary task.”

In the example below, notice how you will end up with a single task bar.

This VST is something you can then right-click on to “unmake” it, modify the %Complete value, or double-click on in order to change the task label.

Lastly, once you’re through creating the VST, eliminate your empty rows by clicking the Hide Rows button on the Home tab in the ribbon.