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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of rocket casing Primary O - ring Secondary O - ring Upon ignition , smoke leaked
from this joint . ... in the back ) , a large liquid - fuel tank for the orbiter engines ,
and 2 solid - fuel booster rockets mounted on the sides of the central tank .
Launch temperature is given for each pair of rockets . Like the data matrix we saw
earlier , this display contains all the information necessary to diagnose the
relationship between temperature and damage , if we could only see it.41 The
Thus the little rockets must be placed in order by temperature , the possible
cause . ... of iconographic displays , temperature is merely ordered rather than
measured ; all the rockets are adjacent to one another rather than being spaced
apart in ...
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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
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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