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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For centuries , the profound , central issue in depicting information has been how
to represent three or more dimensions of data on the two - dimensional display
surfaces of walls , stone , canvas , paper , and , recently , computer screens .
Thus X means “ This O does not represent a sunspot , rather this O labels another
O - like mark which does represent a sunspot . ” Description of this apparatus in
the Latin original ( above ) breaks up sequence , and may induce viewers to ...
Shown above are three panels , out of hundreds . The larger image ( a pig , in
this case ) represents a book in the Digest ; smaller superimposed images
represent chapters . To remember Book 33 , you imagine a young pig , a young
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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