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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Introduction Assessments of change , dynamics , and cause and effect are at the
heart of thinking and explanation . To understand is to know what cause
provokes what effect , by what means , at what rate . How then is such knowledge
to be ...
Persistent house - by - house , case - by - case detective work had yielded quite
detailed evidence about a possible cause - effect relationship , as Snow made a
kind of streetcorner correlation : On proceeding to the spot , I found that nearly all
Lack of Clarity in Depicting Cause and Effect Turning the temperature numbers
sideways obscures the causal variable . Sloppy typography also impedes
inspection of these data , as numbers brush up against line - art . Likewise
garbled is the ...
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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