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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Indication of heat on O-ring, but no damage. "Soot behind primary 0-r1ng. ***Soot
behind primary 0-rlng, heat affected secondary O-rlng. Clocking location of leak
check port - 0 deg. Other SRM-15 field joints had no blowholes in putty and ho ...
Unable to get a correlation between O-ring distress and temperature, those
involved in the debate concluded that they didn't have enough data to quantify
the effect of the cold.35 The displayed data were very thin; no wonder nasa
O-ring damage index, each launch SRM 15 26°-29° range of forecasted
temperatures (as of January 27, 1986) for the ... Over the years, the O- rings had
persistent problems at cooler temperatures : indeed, every launch below 66°
resulted in ...
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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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