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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Visual techniques for depicting quantities include direct labels ( for example , the
numerically labeled grids of statistical graphics , or , at left , dimensional tripods in
architectural drawings ) ; encodings ( color scales ) ; and self - representing ...
мног RECENT PRINCES CI CASTIC S7 STREET STREET STREET Instead of
plotting a time - series , which would simply report each day ' s bad news , Snow
constructed a graphical display that provided direct and powerful testimony about
A redrawing ( top right ) minimizes the pointers — thereby clarifying the ear itself
— and also replaces the coded list of parts with direct labels . Here various
secondary elements are redesigned in accord with the idea of minimal contrasts .
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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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