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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Spatial parallelism takes advantage of our notable capacity to compare and
reason about multiple images that appear simultaneously within our eyespan.
We are able to canvass, sort, identify, reconnoiter, select, contrast, review —
ways of ...
In such relentlessly low-resolution scenes, contrasts among multiple images
often must be made temporally from screen to screen — one damn thing after
another — rather than spatially within the eyespan. Improved resolution means
Applied thoughtfully, these measures may help to restrain the spatial imperialism
of operating systems and of interface metaphors— and thereby enhance the
richness of content displayed. Also such appraisals would make explicit 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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