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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Entries are ordered by the possible cause, temperature, from coolest to warmest
launch. Data in red were exhibited at some point in the 13 pre- launch charts; and
the data shown in black were not included. I have calculated an overall O-ring ...
Some of these same temperature numbers for test rockets are found in a pre-
launch chart that we saw earlier. Beneath the company logotype down in the
lower left of this chart lurks a legalistic disclaimer (technically known as a CYA
A controlled experiment would not merely evoke the well-known empirical
connection between temperature and resiliency, but would also reveal the
overriding intellectual failure of the pre- launch analysis of the evidence. That
failure was a ...
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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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