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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To depict relations between any measured quantities, however, requires
replacing the map's natural spatial scales with abstract scales of measurement
not based on geographic analogy. To go from maps of existing scenery to graphs
of newly ...
Spatial parallelism takes advantage of our notable capacity to compare and
reason about multiple images that appear simultaneously within our eyespan.
We are able to canvass, sort, identify, reconnoiter, select, contrast, review —
ways of ...
... 108-109 spatial clusters 112 specification searching 37 spreadsheets 74, 110
stagecraft 69-70 Staggers, Nancy 116 Stahel, Rudolf 22 Stahl, Fred 65 stair
carpet, deceptive 65 statistical graphic, the first 15 statistical graphics 15-16, 25
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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