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 those times many years before the discovery of bacteria, one fantastic theory
speculated that cholera vaporously ... Such a stack of death certificates naturally
lends itself to time-series displays, chronologies of the epidemic as shown below.
Shown as a time-series, the rockets are sequenced by date of launching— from
the first pair at upper left *TM" J J to the last pair at lower right 2/ 2g (the launch
immediately prior to Challenger). The sequential order conceals the possible link
8 Depicting the action at a rate of two frames per beat, the multiple images flow
over time and through space, just as a statistical graphic records a time- series. (
In fact, the magician's hands trace out a two-dimensional time-series; a similar ...
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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