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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statistical graphics — quantified measures of locations of nouns in
twodimensional space — and yet it took 5 , 000 years to change the name of the
coordinates from west - east and north - south to empirically measured variables
X and Y . The ...
This chapter examines the statistical and graphical reasoning used in making two
life - and - death decisions : how to stop a cholera epidemic in London during
September 1854 ; and whether to launch the space shuttle Challenger on
Such dual principles—both for reasoning about statistical evidence and for the
design of statistical graphics—include (1) documenting the sources and
characteristics of the data, (2) insistently enforcing appropriate comparisons, ...
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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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