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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Categories such as time, space, cause, and number represent the most general
relations which exist between things; surpassing all our other ideas in extension,
they dominate all the details of our intellectual life. If humankind did not agree ...
Assessments of change, dynamics, and cause and effect are at the heart of
thinking and explanation. To understand is to know what cause provokes what
effect, by what means, at what rate. How then is such knowledge to be
Instead of plotting a time-series, which would simply report each day's bad news,
Snow constructed a graphical display that provided direct and powerful testimony
about a possible cause-effect relationship. Recasting the original data from ...
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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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