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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Snow's explanation replaced previously held beliefs that cholera spread through
the air or by some other means. In those times many years before the discovery
of bacteria, one fantastic theory speculated that cholera vaporously rose out of ...
Yet, in many retellings of the story of the epidemic, the pump-handle removal is
the decisive event, the unmistakable symbol of Snow's contribution. Here is the
dramatic account of Benjamin Ward Richardson: On the evening of Thursday, ...
Snow drew a dot map, marking each individual death. This design has statistical
costs and benefits : death rates are not shown, and such maps may become
cluttered with excessive detail; on the other hand, the sometimes deceptive
effects of ...
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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
Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
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