Visualizing Data by Ben Fry

I just got this book a few days ago and I’m not really that impressed. It seems it is focusing on a Java tool called ‘Processing’ that. He spends more time on how to write code for this tool than on designing data visualization interfaces.

This is unfortunate, I was hoping for a Tufte type book updated to the interactive environment we have today. That would be something useful. Instead I get a tool manual. I still have 2/3 of the book left. Hopefully it improves.

Written on January 11, 2008