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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Were the experiments or observations completely accurate , these ordinates
would give a number of points 2 On the history of statistical graphics , see H. Gray
Funkhouser , " Historical Development of the Graphical Representation of ...
Depicted below are 13 interpretations of Saturn - all of them wrong - based on
observations made before Huygens solved the puzzle of the rings . A foldout from
Systema Saturnium , this multiple visually reviews the scientific literature from ...
This verbal melange is depicted on the title page , which engagingly envisions a
rose garden and cave house with five bears occupied with child - rearing ,
playing , resting , and , of course , observing sunspots . Roses and bears appear
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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