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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Partial visual knowledge about size of a work can be conveyed by maintaining a
consistent relative scale throughout an entire set of reproduced images, similar to
a photograph showing a group of objects at a constant scale relative to one ...
Apian's representation is utterly flat and without dynamics, treating the sun, earth,
and moon as fixed cardboard cutouts rather than as three-dimensional objects
moving in space. Visual simplifications mask substantive complications; ...
Found objects, chance creations, ready-mades (mass-produced items promoted
into art objects) abolish the separation between art and life. The commonplace is
miraculous if rightly seen, if recognized.” By Mary Jordan WMfaiDfUn IW Suff ...
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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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