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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When plotted on a map , these data showed a close link between cholera and the
Broad Street pump . Persistent house - by - house , case - by - case detective
work had yielded quite detailed evidence about a possible cause - effect ...
... apparently contradictory instances , a number of deaths from cholera with no
obvious link to the Broad Street pump . ... are scattered a little further from the rest
on the map , the malady was probably contracted at a nearer point to the pump .
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative Edward R. Tufte, Tufte. 140 -
Deaths from cholera , each 120 day during the epidemic 100 80 Handle removed
from Broad Street pump , September 8 , 1854 60 40 20 w Data source : plotted
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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