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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The graph at right shows the number of sunspots by year, 1749 to 1924, moving
along in the well-known 11-year cycle. But there is much more in these data than
simply rhythms and shapes. Cleveland's good idea is to choose an aspect ratio ...
Delightful confections, uniquely concocted mixtures of images, fill the illustrated
books of the 17th century.1 An extravagant book about sunspots completed in
1630 by Christopher Scheiner, a Jesuit rival of Galileo, has a curious title, Rosa ...
... Clifford 24 Stoto, Michael 52 Stott, Raymond Toole 67 Stroud, Dorothy 81
submersible field guides 15–16, 25 114-116 sunspot data 25 surf music 90
Surgeon General's warning 65 Swiss, Jamy Ian 11, 55 talks 68–70 Tansey, Mark
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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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