Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative
Riveting ideas on presenting better information design. Few would disagree: Life in the information age can be overwhelming. Through computers, the Internet, the media, and even our daily newspapers, we are awash in a seemingly endless stream of charts, maps, infographics, diagrams, and data. "Visual Explanations," the latest book by Edward R. Tufte, a Yale design professor, is a navigational guide through this turbulent sea of information. The book is an essential reference for anyone involved in graphic, Web, or multimedia design, as well as for educators and lecturers who use graphics in presentations or classes.
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Perspective is also enforced by the thicker lines around the left thumb compared
to the outline of the wrist. Below we see the front and back views, the revealed
and concealed hands executing a Downs Eureka Pass. First a coin displayed in ...
Maneuvers i and 2 are whole hand and valvulotome movements to initiate the
opening in the anterolateral fusion bridge."3 By illustrating sequences of action
and hidden views, the diagram outperforms eye or camera in exhibiting the ...
In The Flying Glass of Water, changes in position of the disembodied hands, the
rising background grid, and the ftWI***1 letters altogether loosely signal left-to-
right flow, reinforcing the already understood direction of reading at least in left- ...
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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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