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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And why should we fail to be rigorous about evidence and its presentation just
because the evidence is a part of a public dialogue , or is meant for the news
media , or is about an important problem , or is part of making a critical decision
in a ...
37 These techniques of disinformation design , when reversed , reinforce
strategies of presentation used by good teachers . Your audience should know
beforehand what you are going to do ; then they can evaluate how your verbal
and visual ...
No matter what , give everybody in the audience one or more pieces of paper ,
packed with material related to your presentation . Handouts can show pictures ,
diagrams , data tables , research methods , references , names of people at the ...
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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