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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Several of the classic texts of magic advocate two primary principles for
successful illusion-making, suppressing context and preventing reflective
analysis. Here, for example, is Professor Hoffmann in 1876: The first rule to be
borne in mind by ...
Something good is bound to happen. 6. Finish early. By arriving early, you can
look the place over, have time enough to recover from a problem (for example,
the room is already occupied; or the projector is missing), check the lights, and
images and quantities, evidence and narrative Edward R. Tufte. Compartment 10
, for example, portrays Burton, not out of vanity of the author but rather at the
insistence of the printer, at least according to the amusing stanza 10. This design
is 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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