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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M Decked out in Turkish dress, the magical automaton stiffly moved chess pieces
with its left hand, rolled its eyes, and, when checking its human opponent, shook
its head thrice. To begin each performance, von Kempelen briefly opened the ...
Above left, the illustration fails to distinguish between the handcuff and Houdini's
thin metal strip for secretly unlocking the handcuff.3 In the redrawing at right, the
strip is separated from the handcuff by means of a small visual move.
This synchronized parallelism between the silent visual explanation on the
screen combined with the sound of the music is stunningly effective, as separate
channels of information move together. Computer-teachers do not have to talk
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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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