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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... Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, described in Robert B. Wilhelmson, Brian F. Jewett, Louis J. Wicker,
Matthew Arrott, Colleen B. Bushell, Mark Bajuk, Jeffrey Thingvold, and Jeffery B.
Feynman later described his famous experiment: To create a more effective
exhibit, the clamped O-ring might. The model comes around to General Kutyna,
and then to me. The clamp and pliers come out of my pocket, I take the model
In perhaps 80 percent of the work, two nearly separate stories march along apart,
as a trick is described in words and then again in pictures, or in clumps of words
with scattered pictorial interruptions. Sometimes it is helpful to see the entire ...
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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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