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 a later work, above right, the same artist-author-magician effectively portrayed
motion by combining multiple, blurred, overlapping images and lines tracking
movements, a device often used in comics. Ghosting of multiple images, like ...
Connections are built among images by position, orientation, overlap,
synchronization, and similarities in content. Parallelism grows from a common
viewpoint that relates like to like. Congruity of structure across multiple images
gives the eye ...
To increase the number of images within the viewer's eyespan — and thus
reduce the number of pages— such guides ... The page at left uses multiple
images to show small variations within a single category in a large classification
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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