1 online resource (xi, 211 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Print version record.
This book describes the power of topical maps, providing readers with principles for visualizing knowledge and offering as examples forty large-scale and more than 100 small-scale full-color maps. Today, data literacy is becoming as important as language literacy. Well-designed visualizations can rescue us from a sea of data, helping us to make sense of information, connect ideas, and make better decisions in real time. Börner makes the case for a systems science approach to science and technology studies and explains different types and levels of analysis. She introduces a theoretical framework meant to guide readers through user and task analysis; data preparation, analysis, and visualization; visualization deployment; and the interpretation of science maps. -- Edited summary from book.
Science and technology facts -- Envisioning science and technology -- Science maps in action -- Outlook.