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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( London , 1821 ) ; and David Brewster , Letters on Natural Magic ( London , 1834
) , pp . ... While in France , Benjamin Franklin played and lost , and then wrote a
letter of introduction for the keepers of the machine to another ambassador !
Providing a pleasant contrast with the large ornate initial - letter the sequence of
five small grids is the visual parallel of five ... and its printing of 390 copies is
found in Joseph Blumenthal , Bruce Rogers : A Life in Letters ( Austin , 1989 ) , pp
Encodings can easily complicate matters . These drawings of sunspots from
Christopher Scheiner's Rosa ursina sive sol make a complexifying use of letters
as codes . Sunspots are lettered A , B , C ... . recording the 2. Now.h.m. F.No..k .
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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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