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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As analytical graphics , the displays failed to reveal a risk that was in fact present
. As presentation graphics , the displays failed to persuade government officials
that a cold - weather launch might be dangerous . In designing those displays ...
For our case studies , and surely for the many other instances where evidence
makes a difference , the conclusion is unmistakable : if displays of data are to be
truthful and revealing , then the logic of the display design must reflect the logic of
These three panels below show some fish magic , the “ distraction display ” of the
colorful male stickleback , as it seeks to lure a group of egg - eating predators
away from its nest . Several methods depicting movement combine to create a ...
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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