Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative
Riveting ideas on presenting better information design. Few would disagree: Life in the information age can be overwhelming. Through computers, the Internet, the media, and even our daily newspapers, we are awash in a seemingly endless stream of charts, maps, infographics, diagrams, and data. "Visual Explanations," the latest book by Edward R. Tufte, a Yale design professor, is a navigational guide through this turbulent sea of information. The book is an essential reference for anyone involved in graphic, Web, or multimedia design, as well as for educators and lecturers who use graphics in presentations or classes.
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Edward Catich provides evidence (above) that the Roman letters of the Trajan
Inscription varied from occurrence to occurrence, indicating that uniform stencils
were not used to reproduce the letters but rather that they were painted with a ...
head-serif fillet main stroke \ or stem interspace stem dent head arm lobe or bowl
swell counter juncture counter inter-space Sources for the terms in the revised
illustration are: Matthew Carter, letter, November 9, 1992; Edward M. Catich, ...
... Matthew 20-23, 75 Carter, Matthew 99 Dean, Henry 67 authorship credit 40
Catich, Edward M. 96-98 Decremps, Henri 57 automaton chess player 66-67
cause and effect 28-37, 39-53 Dee, John 135 Chaetodon capistratus 114-116
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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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