Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative

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Graphics Press, 1997 - Architecture - 156 pages
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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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gotta love the illustrations - Goodreads
We can summarize: remove the noise from visuals. - Goodreads
They are not about producing beautiful graphics. - Goodreads
I look forward to implementing these insights. - Goodreads
Tufte is the master of visualization. - Book Verdict
Spatial orientation. - Goodreads

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Roger Williams - Goodreads

This is a very good book in excellent packaging. Like Tufte's other books, this is a book as suitable for display as it is for reading. The focus of the book is on how to present information in a ... Read full review

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Christina Plaut - Goodreads

Three and a half stars. The comparisons of the data presentation of Broad Streep Pump cholera epidemic and the Challenger explosion were fascination, but the rest of the book just didn't stand up to his other writings. Read full review

Contents

Images and Quantities
13
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
27
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
55
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