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Hunter Whitney is a UX designer, journalist, and writer, focused on user experience. He is the author of a new book, "Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data", which discusses data visualization and its potential and relevance across a number of fields.
In "Data Insights", Hunter Whitney looks at the rapidly developing field of data visualization, using case studies from the fields of health care, gaming, and security, among others, to determine how it can be applied to various sectors. Because "Data Insights" is not a technical book, it is easily accessible by a wide range of audiences, and the discussion it invokes is applicable to a number of professional and everyday situations.
Data, Mr. Whitney believes, is an immensely powerful tool. Developing data-visualization methods could transform overwhelming amounts of data into easily understood information and provide valuable insight. He calls data visualization, "a fundamentally human process"—one that requires “an awareness of our strengths and limitations”—but also something that will open new opportunities to a greater number of people.
"Data Insights" is published by Morgan Kaufmann, an imprint of Elsevier. It is available through the publisher’s website (store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123877932) and can also be found on Amazon (www.amazon.com/Data-Insights-Ways-Visualize-Sense/dp/0123877938).
Hunter Whitney graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. There, he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the Freshman Honor Society. Mr. Whitney also has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.