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... pictorial representations of the physical world. To depict relations between any
measured quantities, however, requires replacing the map's natural spatial
scales with abstract scales of measurement not based on geographic analogy.
Spatial parallelism takes advantage of our notable capacity to compare and
reason about multiple images that appear simultaneously within our eyespan.
We are able to canvass, sort, identify, reconnoiter, select, contrast, review— ways
... without magic— by means of spatial parallelism, by paired images (above, left
and right). And, despite the enchantment of flaps, comparisons are usually more
effective when the information is adjacent in space rather than stacked in time.
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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
The Smallest Effective Difference
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