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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Entries are ordered by the possible cause, temperature, from coolest to warmest
launch. Data in red were exhibited at some point in the 13 pre- launch charts; and
the data shown in black were not included. I have calculated an overall O-ring ...
Some of these same temperature numbers for test rockets are found in a pre-
launch chart that we saw earlier. Beneath the company logotype down in the
lower left of this chart lurks a legalistic disclaimer (technically known as a cya
A controlled experiment would not merely evoke the well-known empirical
connection between temperature and resiliency, but would also reveal the
overriding intellectual failure of the pre- launch analysis of the evidence. That
failure was a ...
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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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