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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Appropriately enough for statistics, this graph shows 12 diverse estimates of the
distance between Toledo and Rome. Measured in degrees longitude, the scale
locates Toledo, the historic Spanish city portrayed in El Greco's View of Toledo, ...
Like the table, the graph reveals the serious risks of a launch at 290. Over the
years, the O- rings had persistent problems at cooler temperatures : indeed,
every launch below 66° resulted in damaged O- rings; on warmer days, only a
Such codes can hinder visual understanding. At any rate, these nine rockets
suffered no damage, even at quite cool temperatures. But the graph is not on
point, for it is based on test data from "Development and Qualification Motors"—
all fixed ...
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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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