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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This design has statistical costs and benefits : death rates are not shown , and
such maps may become cluttered with excessive detail ; on the other hand , the
sometimes deceptive effects of aggregation are avoided . And of course dot maps
Note the dip in 1982 , the basis of a claim for damages . millions $ Aggregations
over time may also mask relevant detail and generate misleading signals , similar
to the problems of spatial aggregation in the three cholera maps . Shown at top ...
33 The table of temperature data , shown in full at left , is described as a “ History
of O - ring Temperatures . " It is a highly selective history , leaving out nearly all
the actual flight experience of the shuttle : moOTOR O - RING omor Dm - 2 47 ...
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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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