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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... briefly introduce the table and point to a particular number and say what it
means; then step back and describe the general architecture of the table; finally
reinforce it all with a second particular, explaining what another number means.
3 Humphry Repton, Designs for the Pavilion at Brighton (London, 1808) ; Edward
Malins, ed., The Red Books of Humphry Repton (London, 1976); J. C. Louden, ed
., The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the late Humphry ...
In an architecture of content, the information becomes the interface. Rather than
sequentially stacking up little bits of data to be unveiled gradually, this flat
interface surfaces 4.5 options at once, distributing the information in space rather
than in ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasonli - LibraryThing
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