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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Here , for example , is Professor Hoffmann in 1876 : The first rule to be borne in
mind by the aspirant ( magician ) is this : “ Never tell your audience beforehand
what you are going to do . ” If you do so , you at once give their vigilance the ...
By arriving early , you can look the place over , have time enough to recover from
a problem ( for example , the room is already occupied ; or the projector is
missing ) , check the lights , and greet people as they gradually arrive to await
Compartment 10 , for example , portrays Burton , not out of vanity of the author
but rather at the insistence of the printer , at least according to the amusing
stanza 10 . This design is a very special information display . The title page 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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