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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When the flap is raised to reveal the proposed redesign, the space between us
and the pavilion has now become intimate and comfortable, filled with well-
dressed visitors (giants, compared with the drab Lilliputian pole-people). A lush
17 Snow's map does not fully answer the question Compared with what? For
example, if the population as a whole in central London had been distributed just
as the deaths were, then the cholera map would have merely repeated the ...
Above Leviathan is a line from The Book of Job, Non est potestas Super Tenant
quae Comparetur ei, "there is no power on earth which can be compared to him,"
a thought reinforced by the design: [Leviathan's] size, compared with the ...
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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