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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Sometimes images can be quantified in vivid and memorable ways , here in the
photograph at right by a ladder - person . Lift the flap at ... Published photographs
of works of art often fail to indicate a sense of the sizes of the original objects .
Herbert Matter , Thirteen Photographs : Alberto Giacometti and Sculptures (
Hamden , 1978 ) . Redrawn . Norman Ives and Sewell Sillman , the publishers ,
printed only s6 copies of this exquisite portfolio . photograph at right of Malevich '
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chaotically two - dimensional and dense clustering of faces in the photograph , a
conventional typographic caption would not do . Instead this diagram arrays
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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