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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The Flying Glass of Water, from a 1932 magic catalog, illustrates a three-step
sequence, reading left to right. This narration shows what the audience sees,
rather than revealing the gimmick (send in Si. 00 for that). To begin, a glass and
Extreme); Our "classic" imitation or illusion of a glass as a. These glasses have
luminuus eyelashes and pupils in them so that at night they shine radiantly. One
glance should scare 19C Wobbly Eyes Wobbly, luminous eyes and spectacles ...
We flatten our glass to a rough, temporary "impression". "Monet is an eye, but
what an eye". (Cezanne) Our glass dissolves into atmasphere, like light on a
haystack or mist. c "6 The subject.matter of Cezanne is not an apple or a person
or a ...
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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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