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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Conclusion: Thinking and Design Richard Feynman concludes his report on the
explosion of the space shuttle with this blunt assessment: "For a successful
technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot
By showing steps between the idea in the mind to the reality of the paper,
Lissitzky illustrates the process of graphic thinking and creation. Each visual
bridge acts as a verb to link up the nouns (mind, eye, hand, compass, image, type
, grid, ...
And, by virtue of the architecture of their arguments, confections make reading
and seeing and thinking identical. ARTWORK BY BONNIB SCRANTON, DMITRY
KRASNY, AND WBILIN WU CAROLYN VISUAL CONFECTIONS 151.
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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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