Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative is about pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative. Practical applications and examples include statistical graphics, charts for making important decisions in engineering and medicine, technical manuals, diagrams, design of computer interfaces and websites and on-line manuals, animations and scientific visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies for enhancing the rate of information transfer in print, presentations, and computer screens. The use of visual evidence in deciding to launch the space shuttle Challenger is discussed in careful detail. Video snapshots show redesigns of a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm. The book is designed and printed to the highest standards, with luscious color throughout and four built-in flaps for showing motion and before/after effects.
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... perspective and motion ) have done for a long time . Humphry Repton , the
British landscape architect , quantified the perspective drawing at left by placing
three people with ten - foot poles around the grounds shown on the before flap .
Such flips avoid the disorienting back - and - forth movements of the eye needed
to compare adjacent but separate images . Humphry Repton , the British architect
, used before after flaps in some 100 presentations during the early 1800s ...
Faulty parallelisms are found in Repton's before - and - after displays , as many of
his redesigns show substantial embellishments quite beyond the scope of ...
Humphry Repton , Designs for the Pavillon at Brighton ( London , 1808 ) , p . 41 .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KirkLowery - LibraryThing
An eye-opening read. As a linguistic who deals with databases, this book dramatically improved my writing and design of graphics for publication. Read full review
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In "Visual Explanations," Tufte walks us through various case studies of visual explanations (charts, graphs, graphics, diagrams and maps). Some of the case studies are about great works, while others ... Read full review