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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7 Visual Confections: Juxtapositions from the Ocean of the Streams of Story 121
Here, as time flows across the page from left to right, is a tiny part of the Ocean of
the Streams of Story, a handful of the thousand thousand thousand and one ...
Unlike maps or photographs, confections are not direct representations of
preexisting scenes, nor are they the result of placing data into conventional
formats such as statistical charts, tables, or maps. Instead, two general strategies
are used to ...
If the spacecraft is detected and then inspected, Pioneer's message will reach
across the eons"28 and light- years of time and space, an eternal confection, a
surviving memory of our Ocean of the Streams of Story. 27 The annotation here of
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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