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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A thorough analysis of the automaton was published in 1821 by Robert Willis in a
book of 36 pages and 11 diagrams . These drawings ( three are shown above )
were widely copied , redrawn , and republished . Using a sometimes murky ...
Although Brewster integrates the small diagrams into his text , he still retains the
clumsy call - outs of Willis , and , for no good reason , places the captions several
pages away from the diagrams themselves . Nevertheless , the illustrations ...
MERGING abstract color squares and barnyard particulars , this genial confection
of the CO2-02 - H20 cycle is accompanied by a hesitant and apologetic text that
carries on about the possibility of unduly literal readings , as if diagrams are ...
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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
Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
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