Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative
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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... become cluttered with excessive detail; on the other hand, the sometimes
deceptive effects of aggregation are avoided. And of course dot maps aid in the
identification and analysis of individual cases, evidence essential to Snow's
Such a pre-launch analysis would have revealed that this flight was at
considerable risk.27 On the day before the launch of Challenger, the rocket
engineers and managers needed a quick, smart analysis of evidence about the
threat of cold to ...
146), the chart is a favorite of statistics teachers. It appears in textbooks on
engineering, graphics, and statistics — relying on Dalai, Fowlkes, Hoadley, "Risk
Analysis of the Space Shuttle : Pre-Challenger Prediction of Failure," who
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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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