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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Q P O EXTERNAL EAR MIDDLE EAR J semicircular canals L K I H G F The idea
of the smallest effective difference helps in designing the various secondary and
structural elements in displays of information- arrows, pointer lines, dimension ...
To indicate depth, the contour lines are labeled by numbers, a design that
enhances accuracy of reading and nearly eliminates any need to refer back to
the legend. Every color tint on the map signals four variables : latitude, longitude,
sea or ...
Above, from the fourth movement, we see the German text of the soloists along
with an English translation, both in parallel with the music, as reversed text shows
the lines currently being sung. These methods reveal musical complexities.
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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