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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Cholera broke out in the Broad Street area of central London on the evening of
August 31, 1854. John Snow, who had investigated earlier epidemics, suspected
that the water from a community pump- well at Broad and Cambridge Streets was
The notorious well is located amid an intense cluster of deaths, near the d in
broad street. This map reveals a strong association between cholera and
proximity to the Broad Street pump, in a context of simultaneous comparison with
other local ...
A cabinet-maker who resided on Noel Street [some distance from Broad Street]
worked in Broad Street. ... A little girl, who died in Ham Yard, and another who
died in Angel Court, Great Windmill Street, went to the school in Dufour's Place ...
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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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