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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Over the years, the O- rings had persistent problems at cooler temperatures :
indeed, every launch below 66° resulted in damaged O- rings; on warmer days,
only a few flights had erosion. In this graph, the temperature scale extends down
Multiple flows are traced in parallel against a common time-scale in this historic "
cyclogram" narrative of the Salyut 6 space flight, which orbited the Earth for 96
days in the longest space mission of its time (December 10, 1977 to March 16, ...
Actual activity for each day, recorded in red pen, while in orbit. As the flight goes
on, the pen tip squashes and broadens. Planned activity for each day, schedule
prepared prior to flight, with variously colored pens. Note the many deletions 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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