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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In perhaps 80 percent of the work, two nearly separate stories march along apart,
as a trick is described in words and then again in pictures, or in clumps of words
with scattered pictorial interruptions. Sometimes it is helpful to see the entire ...
That method — the cutting and pasting of images and words— is announced in
the opening lines : Ten distinct Squares here seene apart, Arejoyn'd in one by
Cutters art. Moreover, the confectionary design of the title page reproduces the ...
In a later edition of Leviathan, the face grew older ! 17 Corbett and Lightbown, pp.
218-230, This is an intensity of 91 words per square centimeter of the original
Leviathan title- page, or 579 words per square inch. 18 Corbett and Lightbown,
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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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