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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He is still celebrated for establishing the mode of cholera transmission and
consequently the method of prevention: keep drinking water, food, and hands
clear of infected sewage. Today at the old site of the Broad Street pump there
stands a ...
To explain complex ideas or data, use the method of PGP: Particular General
Particular For example, to help your audience understand a multivariate table of
data, briefly introduce the table and point to a particular number and say what it ...
The title page and accompanying poem reflect the book's argument, organization
, and intellectual method. That method— the cutting and pasting of images and
words — is announced in the opening lines : Ten distinct Squares here seene ...
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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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