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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8 Depicting the action at a rate of two frames per beat, the multiple images flow
over time and through space, just as a statistical graphic records a time-series. (In
fact, the magician's hands trace out a two-dimensional time-series; a similar ...
The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans depicts depth (the blue,
bathymetric tints) and altitude (tan, hypsometric tints) in 21 color gradations —
with "the deeper or the higher, the darker the color" serving as the visual
metaphor for the ...
The outermost floating images depict Saturn as viewed through telescopes
located on Earth— so that each matched pair of Saturns compares Earth- view
with heaven- view. All told, we have 32 Saturns, at different locations in three-
space and ...
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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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