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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Recasting the original data from their one-dimensional temporal ordering into a
two-dimensional spatial comparison, Snow marked deaths from cholera (••) on
this map, along with locations of the area's 13 community water pump- wells (® ).
In the 'Weekly Return of Births and Deaths' of September 9th, the following death
is recorded: 'At West End, on and September, the widow of a percussion-cap
maker, aged 59 years, diarrhea two hours, cholera epidemica sixteen hours.
100 l)J Deaths from cholera, each day during the epidemic Handle removed from
Broad Street pump, September 8, 1854 HIT 20 22 24 26 28 30 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15
17 19 21 23 25 27 29 August September 500- 400- 300- 200- 100- II J Deaths ...
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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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