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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The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans depicts depth (the blue,
bathymetric tints) and altitude (tan, hypsometric tints) in ... Floating on top of the
ocean and coexisting with the blue tints and contours, the thin lines depict a
distinct, second ...
The outermost floating images depict Saturn as viewed through telescopes
located on Earth— so that each matched pair of Saturns compares Earth- view
with heaven- view. All told, we have 32 Saturns, at different locations in three-
space and ...
For still-land images that depict movement, space replaces time as the
sequencing dimension. The adjacency of images helps us to assess change and
possibly rates of change within each image and between images in sequence —
and we ...
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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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