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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... alphabetic labels indicate direction of rotation ( counter - clockwise ) of the ruler
, although an arrow pointing in the direction of rotation would clarify the reading .
Particularly engaging are the ghosted letters XYY . Illustrations of magic tricks ...
... MARGARET MORRIS Seo Title - page for Notation LONDON KEGAN PAUL ,
TRENCH , TRUBNER & Co . , Ltd . BROADWAY HOUSE , CARTER LANE , EC .
1928 a ra ruments ar indicate every 6th day of rest. 82 VISUAL EXPLANATIONS.
Thus an advanced civilization could review its galactic database and identify the
origin and time of launch , even if Pioneer is not discovered until several billion
years from now . Binary equivalent of decimal 8 , between tick marks indicating ...
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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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