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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of supercomputer scientific animations, 65% of the 134 color images published
had no scales or labeled dimensions at all and 22% had partial labels or scales.
Only 13% had complete labels and scales.6 Restoring quantitative order, my ...
Redesigned animation by Edward Tufte and Colleen B. Bushell, with assistance
of Matthew Arrott, Polly Baker, and Michael McNeill ; scientific data from Robert B.
Wilhelmson, Brian F. Jewett, Crystal Shaw, and Louis J. Wicker (Department of ...
A foldout from Systema Saturnium, this multiple visually reviews the scientific
literature from 1610 to 1645. All these squashed images appear to be stuck flat
on the projection plane, as the rings were read two-dimensionally rather than as
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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