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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Despite the forceful perspective , the original image ( left page ) is informationally
flat . Every element - clock , grid , rectangular domain , cloud , shadow , the
brooding School - of - Caravaggio backgroundis intense and contrasty .
In describing the discovery of how cholera is transmitted , various histories of
medicine discuss the famous map and Snow's analysis . The cholera map , as
Snow drew it , is difficult to reproduce on a single page ; the full size of the
original is ...
Sources for original set of ten letterforms in the near right panel : The Alphabet of
Francesco Torniello da Novara ( 1517 ) , introduction by Giovanni Mardersteig (
Verona : Officina Bodoni , 1971 ) , shows the six Italian alphabets ( three filled in ...
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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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