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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Codes sometimes cause confusion ; here , the sunspot marked with the letter O is
accompanied by another mark indicating that the letter itself is not a sunspot !
Thus X means “ This O does not represent a sunspot , rather this O labels another
Like Babar's Dream , Mark Tansey's 1984 painting , The Myth of Depth , creates
an impossibly wonderful scene . Arthur C. Danto writes about this play on flatland
and representation in painting : ... the device of showing in a picture what would ...
8 Arthur C. Danto , Mark Tansey : Visions and Revisions ( New York , 1992 ) , p .
23 ; key at p . 136. Most of Tansey's works are confections . reality , and the
painting manages to have it both ways : if Pollock has miraculously proven that
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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
Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
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