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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Yet a slightly different angle of adjustment will assure that the audience sees Lyle
Douglas, Complete Five-in-One Catalog (Dallas, 1932), p. 101. Redrawn.
Richard Kaufman, Coinmagic (New York, 1981), p. 105, "One-Hand Triple
... der Kontinente and Ozeane (Braunschweig, 1915; 4th edition, 1929), pp. 18-19
. The stiplcd areas are shallow seas. Redrawn. Eadweard Muybridge, Animal
Locomotion (Philadelphia, 1887), plate 169, "Jumping over boy's back (Leapfrog)
At far right, a redrawn panel often letters repairs several flaws in the original
panel at near right. ... three A's are filled and seven are not, thereby creating two
distinct — and meaningless— visual clusters (which vanish in the redrawing).
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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