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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For explaining his unique cyclogram, Cosmonaut Georgi Grechko. For two
scientific illustrations, Patricia Wynne. For translations, Dmitry Krasny, Simon
Varey, and Craig Williams. For photography, Bob Adelman, Michael Arsenault,
Paul Harris ...
Prepared by the two Russian Cosmonauts Georgi Grechko and Yuri Romanenko
aboard Salyut 6, the meter- long chart was laid out before the journey so that "in a
single view it would reveal the entire flight program. We thought it would be ...
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative Edward R. Tufte. schemes were,
however, as Georgi Grechko reports, "witless ploys that did not help much."
Persisting in their information redesign, the cosmonauts finally folded the chart
like an ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasonli - LibraryThing
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