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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Appropriately enough for statistics, this graph shows 12 diverse estimates of the
distance between Toledo and Rome. Measured in degrees longitude, the scale
locates Toledo, the historic Spanish city portrayed in El Greco's View of Toledo, ...
Like the table, the graph reveals the serious risks of a launch at 290. Over the
years, the O- rings had persistent problems at cooler temperatures : indeed,
every launch below 66° resulted in damaged O- rings; on warmer days, only a
Such codes can hinder visual understanding. At any rate, these nine rockets
suffered no damage, even at quite cool temperatures. But the graph is not on
point, for it is based on test data from "Development and Qualification Motors"—
all fixed ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasonli - LibraryThing
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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