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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8 Both Snow ' s map and the time - sequence of deaths show several apparently
contradictory instances , a number of deaths from cholera with no obvious link to
the Broad Street pump . And yet . . . In some of the instances , where the deaths ...
150 . fent ra In this aggregation of individual deaths into six areas , the greatest
number is concentrated at the Broad Street pump . Snow drew a dot map ,
marking each individual death . This design has statistical costs and benefits :
Deaths from cholera , each day during the epidemic Handle removed from Broad
Street pump , September 8 , 1854 100 20 22 24 26 28 30 i 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19
21 23 25 27 29 August September 500 - Deaths from cholera , each week ...
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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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