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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Turning now to sequences with three or more states , here is a fine explanation of
the Charlier cut , with words ... together in tight sequence , just as in a lesson with
a teacher - magician , who speaks while slowly demonstrating the moves .
Many traditional illustrations of magic do not convey such a finely detailed sense
of sequence and rhythm as that shown at far left . Nonetheless the artwork is
unpolished : the hands are silhouetted by a heavy outline ( its uniform line -
But when we teach step - by - step sequences in live - land , usually a few words
describe a visual element ( with ... of their time coordinating small steps buried in
large blocks of text with small steps buried in a long sequence of illustrations .
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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