Slides by: Sheelagh Carpendale. Visual Representation from. Semiology of Graphics by J. Bertin. Slides by: Sheelagh Carpendale. Originally published in French in , Semiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. Founded on Jacques Bertin’s. Jacques Bertin (27 July – 3 May ) was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics).

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In other projects Wikiquote. It covers the fundamental principles of visualization very detailed and thoroughly.

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Pia rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Grapihcs of technical information. This results in a rather cryptical structure, and also in tabular summaries that are often difficult to relate to the plots they describe, especially maps.

Although parts of this theory have semiplogy been invalidated for example, Tufte is sternly against hatching in filling forms and against radial graphs of all shapes and kinds, including the spider graphs on p. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Refresh and try again. How does information need to change, depending on the level of detailed matching the question? Haig rated it really liked it Feb 23, Jamie rated it really liked it Sep 01, Sean Carmody rated it really liked it Jun 16, Benjamin Wiederkehr rated it it was amazing Jan 12, LI Wei rated it really liked it Jan 05, Jacques Bertin was born in in Maisons-LaffitteYvelines. Stephen rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Cartography Chartjunk Computer graphics in computer science Graph drawing Graphic design Graphic organizer Imaging science Information graphics Information science Mental visualisation Misleading graph Neuroimaging Patent drawing Scientific modelling Spatial analysis Visual analytics Visual perception Volume cartography Volume rendering.


The Geographical JournalVol. Grapuics baako rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Shaoliang Nie rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Saartje rated it it was ok Oct 30, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He never had problems with drawing, and pursued interests including architecture, the teaching of drawing and cartography.

Apparently this book is one of the classics of the subject, but I found it surprisingly confusing. Views Read Edit View history. David Thiel rated it it was amazing Dec 01, No trivia or quizzes yet. Although this book was translated in English only infrom a second-edition printEdward R. I was especially graphids in the typography of graphics, and the book doesn’t seem to give this topic much attention.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Some of the pictures are neat, and it does make you think about things like which dimension of graphical differentiation to use to display data, but I don’t think I’ll be using this book much for guidance.


Semiology vraphics Graphics by Jacques Bertin. Can we change color, etc.? Biological data visualization Chemical imaging Crime mapping Data visualization Educational visualization Flow visualization Geovisualization Information visualization Mathematical visualization Medical imaging Molecular graphics Product visualization Scientific visualization Software visualization Technical drawing User interface design Visual culture Volume visualization.

I was interested in the book because, as a student in scientific graphlcs, I have to prepare graphical representations of my data, and I wanted a guide to understanding the principles behind constructing graphs and graphical representations. Chris Brown rated it it was amazing May 02, It turned out not to be quite what I was hoping for. But other than that, it’s a brilliant book that I recommend to everyone interested in graphics and visualization. The situation remains largely the same today, in France as in other countries.

When he was 10, he received the first prize of cartography at primary school.

Oct 08, Gabe rated it it was ok. The structure is used to map some of the classical visualizations, such as Charles de Fourcroy’s plot Tableau Poleometrique p.