Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative is about pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative. Practical applications and examples include statistical graphics, charts for making important decisions in engineering and medicine, technical manuals, diagrams, design of computer interfaces and websites and on-line manuals, animations and scientific visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies for enhancing the rate of information transfer in print, presentations, and computer screens. The use of visual evidence in deciding to launch the space shuttle Challenger is discussed in careful detail. Video snapshots show redesigns of a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm. The book is designed and printed to the highest standards, with luscious color throughout and four built-in flaps for showing motion and before/after effects.
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B Y sorting through immense stockpiles of text and images, computers can
quickly assemble and display one-time confections designed to serve immediate,
local, unique purposes. For example, below is my interface for guiding museum-
In addition to organizing information by means of analogies to television scripts,
bureaucratic structures, software decision- trees, and music- television, interface
designers have used a metaphor of the book, with viewers flipping through ...
131 narrative 62 National Gallery interface 146-148 nativity scene 22 Needham,
Joseph 1 4 Ncisser, Ulric 82 Nelms, Henning 64, 68-70 news graphics 144-145
Newton, Isaac 83 Nielson, Gregory M. 21 Nixon, Richard 104-105 Noland, ...
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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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