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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Conclusion: Thinking and Design Richard Feynman concludes his report on the
explosion of the space shuttle with this blunt ... Pictorial Instructions and
Disinformation Design Magic, the production of entertaining VISUAL AND
Disinformation. Design. Magic, the production of entertaining illusions, has an
appeal quite independent of the local specifics of language or culture. In
seemingly causing an object to vanish or an assistant to levitate, conjurers
amaze, delight, ...
Here we see some distinctly unmagical disinformation design, as a noisy and
repetitive carpet pattern masks the edge of each step in this treacherous
staircase.18 Shrill and strident visual activities will tend to dominate the
information space, ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasonli - LibraryThing
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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