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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The literature of magic is haunted by another issue of information design : how to
combine text with images . In perhaps 80 percent of the work , two nearly
separate stories march along apart , as a trick is described in words and then
again in ...
Below , in a sinister piece of disinformation from a billboard advertising cigarettes
, a thick frame clutters the words of warning ( by activating the negative white
space between word and box ) just as a waving hand masks small moves of the ...
Thoughtful text - figure integration ties 20 to so words to each of the 9 separate
but collaborating storypictures . The typography is undistinguished ; several
captions have a clumsy right rag , partly the consequence of the short line -
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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