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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Shown at top is the familiar daily time-series of deaths from cholera, with its
smooth decline in deaths unchanged by the removal of the pump-handle. When
the daily data are added up into weekly intervals, however, a different picture
For example, the temperature chart reports data for two developmental rocket
motors (dm), two qualifying motors (qm), two actual launches with blow-by, and
the Challenger (srm 25) forecast.33 These data are shown again at right. What a
Shown are cubes entering via the vertex, ^^ tm the edge, and the square face.
Note the slice A ' resulting in a regular hexagon. Then at right, n a rain of cubes
intersect the traversing plane. ^ Observing how a plane articulates three- space ...
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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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