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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HISTORY OF O - RING DAMAGE ON SRM FIELD JOINTS OCT 30 , 1985 Cross
Sectional View Erosion Perimeter Nominat Depth Affected dia , lin .. ( deg ) ( in . )
SRM No. Top View Tength Of Total Heat Max Erosion Affected Length ( in . ) ( in .
These charts defined the database for the decision : blow - by ( not erosion ) and
temperature for two launches , SRM 15 and SRM 22. Limited measure of effect ,
wrong number of cases . Left out were the other 22 previous shuttle flights and ...
Flight Comments Date Temperature Erosion ° F incidents Blow - by incidents
Damage index 2 53 ° 57 ° 58 ° 63 ° 3 1 1 1 Most erosion any flight ; blow - by ;
back - up rings heated . Deep , extensive erosion . O - ring erosion on launch two
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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