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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To explain complex ideas or data , use the method of PGP : Particular General
Particular For example , to help your audience understand a multivariate table of
data , briefly introduce the table and point to a particular number and say what it ...
Parallel designs abound in the study of letterforms , as repeated and subtle
comparisons are made across complex shapes . Edward Catich provides
evidence ( above ) that the Roman letters of the Trajan Inscription varied from
occurrence to ...
10 Confections can only sketch out complex texts , although the images may
contribute fresh insights , and make visible what is textually invisible , obscure , or
beyond words : And I for it will stand in view , Thine to command , Reader Adieu .
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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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