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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supercomputer scientific animations , 65 % of the 134 color images published
had no scales or labeled dimensions at all and 22 % had partial labels or scales .
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North East 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
My other guides are A . F . O ' D . Alexander , The Planet Saturn ( London , 1962 )
; and H . J . M . Bos , “ Huygens , Christiaan , ” in Charles C . Gillispie , ed . ,
Dictionary of Scientific Biography ( New York , 1981 ) , vol . 6 , pp . 597 - 613 . of
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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