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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Such a display would then make a visual reference to the extraordinary pre- flight
photographs of an ice-covered launch pad, thereby tightening up the link
between the ice- water experiment and the Challenger.45 With a strong visual ...
In contrast, the one-glass method is not an experiment; it is merely an experience
. For a one-glass display, neither the cause (ice water in an opaque cup) nor the
effect (the clamp's imprint on the O-ring) is explicitly shown. Neither variable is ...
At top is Isaac Newton's own sketch of his famous experiment demonstrating that
a second refraction of a colored ray does not alter its color. Sunlight is refracted
into a rainbow at the left prism; green light only is allowed to pass through the slit
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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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