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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John Snow , who had investigated earlier epidemics , suspected that the water
from a community pumpwell at Broad and Cambridge Streets was contaminated .
Testing the water from the well on the evening of September 3 , Snow saw no ...
140 - Deaths from cholera , each 120 day during the epidemic 100 80 Handle
removed from Broad Street pump , September 8 , 1854 60 40 20 Data source :
plotted from the table in Snow , Cholera , p . 49 . 20 22 24 26 28 30 i 3 5 7 9 11
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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
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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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