This book provides information on the process and skills of data visualization, teaching the concepts and skills of how to present data and inspiring effective visual design.
Kirk, A. (2016). Data visualisation: a handbook for data driven design. Sage.
Of Edward Tufte’s books, this is the most design oriented. It provides examples using maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, and a pop-up to illustrate his points on the effective use of visual mediums to communicate the meaning of data and impart important messages.
Tufte, E. R. (1990). Envisioning Information (1990). Cheshire, CT: Graphics press.
This is the first book from Edward Tufte and it lays out his theories and rules that are the basis for the effective display of information and data to maximize communication.
Tufte, E. R. (2001). The visual display of quantitative information. Edition 2 (Vol. 2). Cheshire, CT: Graphics press.
This third book by Edward Tufte is a guide on how to more effectively communicate information visually. It offers examples of poorly presented information and the dire consequences that can result from mediocre and inadequately thought out presentations. It provides concrete samples of effective ways to present statistics and tips one can use to avoid many of the pitfalls of powerpoint presentations.
Tufte, E. R., & Weise Moeller, E. (1997). Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative (Vol. 36). Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.
This book offers concrete examples from educational testing to illustrate the importance of empirically and logically scrutinizing the evidence used to make education policy decisions. Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in education may be wrong.
Wainer, H. (2011). Uneducated guesses: Using evidence to uncover misguided education policies. Princeton University Press.