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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When the distances are reconstructed , however , it is clear that the pole - person
in the deep background of the before flap is too small compared to scaling of the
after drawing . Repton's shift in scaling dramatizes the visual consequences of ...
A few weeks after the epidemic , Snow reported his results in a first - person
narrative , more like a laboratory notebook or a ... In five of these cases the
families of the deceased persons informed me that they always sent to the pump
in Broad ...
On each of the past two cloudless Sundays , a person who swam or slipped into
the Poto mac River near the park died . If the sun shines as brilliantly as predicted
today— drawing as many as 5,000 people to the park - authorities said , the ...
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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
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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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