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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This theory developed from medical analysis and empirical observation ... Snow's
scientific detective work exhibits a shrewd intelligence about evidence , a clear
logic of data display and analysis : 1. Placing the data in an appropriate context ...
27 The commission investigating the accident concluded : “ A careful analysis of
the flight history of O - ring performance would have revealed the correlation of O
- ring damage and low temperature . Neither Nasa nor Thiokol carried out such ...
It appears in textbooks on engineering , graphics , and statistics - relying on Dalal
, Fowlkes , Hoadley , “ Risk Analysis of the Space Shuttle : Pre - Challenger
Prediction of Failure , ” who describe the scatterplot as having a central role in the
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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