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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... another hat and the goatee (3) all serve as differentiating signs to give the eye
reference points in locating other faces. Encodings can easily complicate matters.
These drawings of sunspots from Christopher Scheiner's Rosa ursina sive sol ...
... fill the illustrated books of the 17th century.1 An extravagant book about
sunspots completed in 1630 by Christopher Scheiner, a Jesuit rival of Galileo,
has a curious title, Rosa ursina sive sol, mixing together roses, bears, and the
A good many confections use both methods simultaneously (for example,
Scheiner's Rosa ursina compartmentalizes its imagined scenes). On the next
pages (and in translation below) we see the imagined universe of Babar s Dream
by Jean ...
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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