[iDC] Theories of Information Visualization

ricardo at ambriente.com ricardo at ambriente.com
Tue Jan 12 15:12:51 UTC 2010

Hi Lilly,
I imagine you've already found the information aesthetics blog, it's been
around for several years and has a wealth of links:


And I still find Edward Tufte's books to be great resources, particularly
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information and Visual Explanations:

A few artists to check out:

Of course the list could go on and on.

> Hi all,
> I am looking to provide an overview of approaches and theories to
> information visualization and am unsure of where to start. Do any of
> you IDC-listers have recommendations for sources, scholars, and texts?
> I am currently working on a project with Alan Liu at UC Santa Barbara
> and we are interested in getting a birds-eye view of various
> theoretical approaches to visualization as we embark on some of our
> own visualization work.
> Thanks so much!
> -lilly
> lilly nguyen
> phd candidate
> dept. of information studies | ucla
> lillynguyen at ucla.edu
> aim: deuxlits
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