Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Riveting ideas on presenting better information design. Few would disagree: Life in the information age can be overwhelming. Through computers, the Internet, the media, and even our daily newspapers, we are awash in a seemingly endless stream of charts, maps, infographics, diagrams, and data. "Visual Explanations," the latest book by Edward R. Tufte, a Yale design professor, is a navigational guide through this turbulent sea of information. The book is an essential reference for anyone involved in graphic, Web, or multimedia design, as well as for educators and lecturers who use graphics in presentations or classes.
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Nevertheless, a redesign can improve the animation's context, precision, and
visual character. How big is that cloud? What direction is it moving? What are the
dimensions of the grid? These fundamentals of scale, orientation, and labels—
Redesigned animation by Edward Tufte and Colleen B. Bushell, with assistance
of Matthew Arrott, Polly Baker, and Michael McNeill ; scientific data from Robert B.
Wilhelmson, Brian F. Jewett, Crystal Shaw, and Louis J. Wicker (Department of ...
Persisting in their information redesign, the cosmonauts finally folded the chart
like an accordion so that it revealed no more than 15 days into the future: "The
rest of the flight we unfolded the accordion, paying close attention so that 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