Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative

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Graphics Press, 1997 - Architecture - 156 pages
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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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gotta love the illustrations - Goodreads
They are not about producing beautiful graphics. - Goodreads
I look forward to implementing these insights. - Goodreads
Tufte is the master of visualization. - Book Verdict
Spatial orientation. - Goodreads

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads

Third of the series of Tufte's brilliantly-done graphic design and quantitative analysis guides, this one focuses on images that provide "Visual Explanations." These images can show quantities, least ... Read full review

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Krishna Kumar - Goodreads

Tufte explains how information can be more effectively conveyed to audiences, even those with less knowledge about the details. As an example, he shows how the NASA Challenger tragedy could have been ... Read full review

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Contents

Images and Quantities
13
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
27
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
55
Copyright

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