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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After all, the audience for this illustration is the student of magic. Turning now to
sequences with three or more states, here is a fine explanation of the Charlier cut
, with words and images together in tight sequence, just as in a lesson with a ...
Many traditional illustrations of magic do not convey such a finely detailed sense
of sequence and rhythm as that shown at far left. Nonetheless the artwork is
unpolished: the hands are silhouetted by a heavy outline (its uniform line- weight
This news report and confectionary diagram are remarkably informative,
describing a serious danger often fatally underestimated by park-goers. Note
how the illustration explains why the river, with its dangers lurking beneath the
surface, is so ...
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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