Jacques Bertin

Jacques Bertin (27 July 1918 – 3 May 2010) was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics), published in 1967. This monumental work, based on his experience as a cartographer and geographer, represents the first and widest intent to provide a theoretical foundation to Information Visualization.
Posts about Jacques Bertin
  • A 100-year Old Debate: Science or Art in Data Visualization?

    … Hello. I’m Andy Cotgreave, Social Content Manager at Tableau Software, and it’s my pleasure to be doing a guest post for Visually. Pop quiz: when did people first start writing about effective ways of visualizing data? Your answer might go back to the 1980s (Edward Tufte, perhaps) or even further back into the 1960s (Jacques Bertin, maybe…

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