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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When the flap is raised to reveal the proposed redesign, the space between us
and the pavilion has now become intimate and comfortable, filled with well-
dressed visitors (giants, compared with the drab Lilliputian pole-people). A lush
Like magicians, chartmakers reveal what they choose to reveal. That selection of
data— whether partisan, hurried, haphazard, uninformed, thoughtful, wise — can
make all the difference, determining the scope of the evidence and thereby ...
As analytical graphics, the displays failed to reveal a risk that was in fact present.
As presentation graphics, the displays failed to persuade government officials
that a cold- weather launch might be dangerous. In designing those displays, 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