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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... frames 382 and 384 indicate finer movements of fingers and coins . In this trick
, like many others , small maneuvers of fingers are masked by larger hand
movements . To expose the method , these drawings depict the hand tipped at
Since divers will usually see many kinds of fishes , the 64 - page 7 To aid
recognition by highlighting elements that make for otherness , some guides use
keys or call - outs to indicate differences , as in this example from the fine guide
by Paul ...
Binary equivalent of decimal 8 , between tick marks indicating human heights .
The hydrogen wavelength ( 21.11 cm ) multiplied by 8 yields the woman's height
( 169 cm or 66 in ) O Planets of solar system ( note Saturn's rings ) , binary
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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