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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Snow's explanation replaced previously held beliefs that cholera spread through
the air or by some other means. In those times many years before the discovery
of bacteria, one fantastic theory speculated that cholera vaporously rose out of ...
Above left, the illustration fails to distinguish between the handcuff and Houdini's
thin metal strip for secretly unlocking the handcuff.3 In the redrawing at right, the
strip is separated from the handcuff by means of a small visual move.
To remember Book 33, you imagine a young pig, a young animal, nefrens in
Latin, the letters tie, which correspond to the number 33 by means of a complex
alphanumeric code (you don't want to know). Near the pig's back foot, we see
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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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