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 when all these accounts are considered together , the accident appears
thoroughly overdetermined . ... Lighthall , “ Launching the Space Shuttle , ”
reaches a similar conclusion . ers 28 The 13 charts appear in PCSSCA , volume
iv , pp .
If the earth were four - cornered , its shadow in a lunar eclipse would also appear
to be a four - cornered figure . ' ' If the earth were three - cornered , its shadow
would also have a triangular shape . ' ' If the earth were a hexagonal figure , its ...
... scope of architectural work . In the paradise of after , stylishly dressed visitors
watch as new deer graze in new meadows - elements all missing from the grim
before . 16 Below left , only a few tiny boats appear in the seascape of a before
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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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