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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In explaining magic , diagrams on paper illuminate spatial depth and detail ,
simultaneously exhibiting the revealed illusion and unveiling the concealed
gimmick , the different views of audience and performer . From a superbly
illustrated book ...
It follows , as a practical consequence of this first that you should never perform
the same trick twice on the same evening . The best trick loses half its effect on
repetition , but besides this , the audience knows precisely what is coming , and ...
POINTING WITH ELBOW OBSCURED REVEALED za To audience When
handling a small prop , show as much of it as possible and display it against a
contrasting background . Awkward Graceful ( ) CHANGE HANDS WHEN
PASSING PROP ...
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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