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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2 Ser ALONG with the perils of disinformation design , the practice of magic also
exemplifies the stagecraft of theatrical performance , the professional techniques
that can help us improve our presentations . 30 The literature on the staging of ...
31 Magicians practice in front of a mirror , friend , or video camera ; when you
practice , work on what your audience sees and also hears . To detect
mannerisms of speech , turn off the video and listen to the audio only . Finally ,
plan your ...
Design by means of the smallest effective difference helps to maximize the
resolution of our images In practice , the size of smallest effective difference will
depend on the context , priority of particular visual elements in the overall story ...
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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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