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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Topping the chart is a time - series that tracks sales of popular and rock music as
a share of total record sales , although the names are not scaled in proportion to
their contributions to the grand total . Bold letters indicate some 24 stylistic ...
Instead this diagram arrays numbered heads as an intermediary code , linking
the picture to names of the 146 attendees . 14 Five descriptions of the
astronomers run in parallel : ( 1 ) photograph , ( 2 ) hand - drawn heads , ( 3 )
Were we on earth walking about among these buildings the effect would be less
agreeable . Tiny numbers , usually caught up in the engraving lines , identify
each building . " These numbers are then keyed to the names of buildings listed
in 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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