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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Unlike maps or photographs , confections are not direct representations of
preexisting scenes , nor are they the result of placing data into conventional
formats such as statistical charts , tables , or maps . Instead , two general
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Most of Tansey's works are confections . reality , and the painting manages to
have it both ways : if Pollock has miraculously proven that depth is a myth , the
painting in which this miracle is recorded is like all of Tansey's work - faithful to
If the spacecraft is detected and then inspected , Pioneer's message will reach
across the eons ” 28 and light - years of time and space , an eternal confection , a
surviving memory of our Ocean of the Streams of Story . 27 The annotation here ...
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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