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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In this superb computer-companion to a recording of Beethoven's Ninth
Symphony, visual parallelism describes the musical parallelism of the grand
fourth movement. Below, in an image from the computer screen (shown at its
original, full ...
9 The framing apparatus consumes 30% of the scarce area on the low-resolution
computer screen. The enlargement below shows 1 1 different frames (leaving out
the laurel growth) surrounding the text like Chinese boxes: Four-pixel black ...
On the screen below, however, the metaphor has become the interface. Only 18
% of the space depicts substantive information (photographers and their work) ;
an astonishing 82% of the screen is devoted to computer administrative debris or
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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