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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But this result comes purely from the aggregation, for the daily data show no such
effect.19 Conveniently, the handle was removed in early morning of September 8
; hence the plausible weekly intervals of September 1-7, 8-14, and so ...
Rockets marked with the damage code show the seven flights with O-ring
problems. Launch temperature is given for each pair of rockets. Like the data
matrix we saw earlier, this display contains all the information necessary to
diagnose the ...
The next compartment down shows the weapons of logic used in the discussion
of ecclesiastical questions; they are placed parallel to the weapons of war. At the
bottom the disputation shows the ecclesiastical way of settling a dispute in ...
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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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