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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18 John Templer , The Staircase : Studies of Hazards , Falls , and Safer Design (
Cambridge , Massachusetts , 1992 ) , p . 142 , describes another distracting
design : “ At one New York City railroad station , the stair treads had been treated
Sunlight is refracted into a rainbow at the left prism ; green light only is allowed to
pass through the slit at BXc ; and it remains green ( not becoming a rainbow )
after it passes through a second prism and falls on plane hg . Editors altered ...
On a sunny , summer afternoon in the late 1970s , our family went to Great Falls
National Park for a picnic . After lunch , we walked out on the rocks just below the
falls . We heard shouting and as we watched , a young woman was washed ...
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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