Welcome to The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization. The book will be published by PeachPit Press, a division of Pearson Education, in August 2012. Take a look at the table of contents.
I am Alberto Cairo, and I teach Information Graphics and Visualization at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (see my profile). I am also a consultant and I regularly write for the online version of El País, the biggest newspaper in Spain.
In this page you will find updates about the book, and also articles about charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams. You can also see my future speaking engagements and contact me. Also, if you wish, follow me on Twitter.