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 ...
Although the still flatland of two - dimensional paper works reasonably well for
explaining the step - by - step ... greatly limits representations of the quick
rhythms of magic : It is difficult to explain “ Sleights ” on paper , even with the aid
175 : “ The oldest rule in conjuring is : Never explain beforehand . ” Nelms also
points out the limits of this rule . rule , Several of the classic texts of magic
advocate two primary principles for successful illusion - making , suppressing
context and ...
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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