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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But this result comes purely from the aggregation, for the daily data show no such
effect.19 Conveniently, the handle was ... 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 Above, this
chart shows quarterly revenue data in a financial graphic for a legal case.
Rockets marked with the damage code show the seven flights with O-ring
problems. Launch temperature is given for each pair of rockets. Like the data
matrix we saw earlier, this display contains all the information necessary to
diagnose the ...
Above, from the fourth movement, we see the German text of the soloists along
with an English translation, both in parallel with the music, as reversed text shows
the lines currently being sung. These methods reveal musical complexities.
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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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