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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ILS The horses of Degas are parallel in space , located close together on the
paper . Spatial parallelism takes advantage of our notable capacity to compare
and reason about multiple images that appear simultaneously within our
Pictures and words in parallel demonstrate that an eclipse of Si terra esset
trigona , vmbra quoch triangulathe moon by the earth rem haberet formulam .
casts a circular shadow ; and if the earth were some other shape , a noncircular
14 Five descriptions of the astronomers run in parallel : ( 1 ) photograph , ( 2 )
hand - drawn heads , ( 3 ) handwritten numbers , ( 4 ) list of numbers sequencing
the names , ( s ) list of names . The disembodied heads were traced with a thick ...
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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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