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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When the flap is raised to reveal the proposed redesign, the space between us
and the pavilion has now become intimate and comfortable, filled with well-
dressed visitors (giants, compared with the drab Lilliputian pole-people). A lush
The deep, fundamental question in statistical analysis is Compared with what?
Therefore, investigating the experiences of the victims of cholera is only part of
the search for credible evidence; to understand fully the cause of the epidemic
Above Leviathan is a line from The Book of Job, Non est potest as Super Tenant
quae Comparetur ei, "there is no power on earth which can be compared to him,"
a thought reinforced by the design: [Leviathan's] size, compared with the ...
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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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