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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First a coin displayed in the right hand vanishes via the backpalm , a deft one -
handed maneuver whereby an exposed coin is quickly concealed behind the
fingers , disappearing under the cover of a tossing motion of the right hand . Such
Maneuvers 1 and 2 are whole hand and valvulotome movements to initiate the
opening in the anterolateral fusion bridge . ” 3 By illustrating sequences of action
and hidden views , the diagram outperforms eye or camera in exhibiting the ...
The FLYING GONE the In The Flying Glass of Water , changes in position of the
disembodied hands , the rising ... circular ring or plastic disk for the glass in the
second step , while the absent right hand disposes of the glass under the table .
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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
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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