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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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 ...
Persisting in their information redesign, the cosmonauts finally folded the chart
like an accordion so that it revealed no more than 15 days into the future: "The
rest of the flight we unfolded the accordion, paying close attention so that the ...
The cosmonauts waited until months after their return to Earth before saying
anything to authorities about their near-disaster. Romanenko went on to spend
430 days in space on this and later flights. Visit by Progress 1, January 20 to
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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