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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In the before flap on top, the Brighton pavilion appears hidden, isolated, distant—
impressions intensified by the tiny person and by the over-writing on the shadowy
building. When the flap is raised to reveal the proposed redesign, the space ...
In five of these cases the families of the deceased persons informed me that they
always sent to the pump in Broad Street, as they preferred the water to that of the
pump which was nearer. In three other cases, the deceased were children who ...
"The principal person in a pic- ture is light". Ma net said . We flatten our glass to o
rough, temporary "impression". "Monet is an eye, but what an eye". (Cezanne)
Our glass dissolves into atmosphere, like light on a haystoclt or mist. s&88888tez
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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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