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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3 Explaining Magic: Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design* Magic, the
production of entertaining illusions, has an appeal quite independent of the local
specifics of language or culture. In seemingly causing an object to vanish or an ...
Magic and Disinformation Design Magical illusions are based on techniques that
deny, conceal, obscure, and manipulate optical information. In viewing magic
performances, the spectator's astonishment ... is a species of perplexity caused
Here we see some distinctly unmagical disinformation design, as a noisy and
repetitive carpet pattern masks the edge of each step in this treacherous
staircase.18 Shrill and strident visual activities will tend to dominate the
information space, ...
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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