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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How to communicate the information visually, so that it becomes memorable as opposed to a recording that replaces the memory? Retrieved 23 July Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s like a precursor to Tufte’s books, but it’s far more detailed and dense.

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Jamie rated it really liked it Sep 01, Trivia About Semiology of Grap It’s been awhile, but I believe most of it is essentially covering theme of accurately representing data with graphics. To ask other readers questions about Semiology of Graphicsplease sign up.


Siim Puskai rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Retrieved 23 June Apr 09, Kenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: The structure is used to map some of the classical visualizations, such as Charles de Fourcroy’s plot Tableau Poleometrique p. How to construct a good variant of a known plot type?

Although parts of this theory have since 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. LI Wei rated it really liked it Jan 05, But other than that, it’s a brilliant book that I semiopogy to everyone interested in graphics and visualization.

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Tufte and John W. Part Two bring Originally published in French inSemiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. The Geographical JournalSeiology. It’s a translation from French, and there were plenty of sentences that just see I only skimmed this book. Mr Matt Sim rated it it was amazing Aug 08, But I recall reading as a kid many maps encoded using this kind of approach, and liking them to bits.

Can we combine types of graphs? When he was 10, he received the first prize of cartography at primary school.


Semiology of Graphics by Jacques Bertin

I was especially interested in the typography of graphics, and the book doesn’t seem to give this topic much attention. Shaoliang Nie rated it it was amazing Jul 25, The author asks many of the important questions: Apparently this book is one of the classics of the subject, but I found it surprisingly confusing.

The fact that the title uses an uncommon, academic sounding word should be a hint graphixs the whole book grxphics kind of like that.

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. Books by Jacques Bertin. Angus rated it grapihcs liked it Dec 11, Dimitri rated it it was amazing Aug 02, This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat