Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative

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Graphics Press, 1998 - Art - 156 pages
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gotta love the illustrations - Goodreads
We can summarize: remove the noise from visuals. - Goodreads
They are not about producing beautiful graphics. - Goodreads
I look forward to implementing these insights. - Goodreads
Tufte is the master of visualization. - Book Verdict
Spatial orientation. - Goodreads
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This is a very good book in excellent packaging. Like Tufte's other books, this is a book as suitable for display as it is for reading.
The focus of the book is on how to present information in a
compelling yet honest manner. Tufte makes extensive use of visuals in excellent case studies such as the London cholera epidemic, the Challenger disaster, and modeling a storm.
His recommendations for presenters are straightforward:
* Near the beginning, tell the audience what the problem is, why it is important, and the solution
* Explain complex ideas and data with PGP: a particular example, the general principle, and a second example
* Provide handouts packed with related information
* Practice
* Show up early
* Finish early
This is a good read and an excellent example of Tufte's own maxim "Good form is clear but not a spectacle".
 

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User Review  - Roger Williams - Goodreads

This is a very good book in excellent packaging. Like Tufte's other books, this is a book as suitable for display as it is for reading. The focus of the book is on how to present information in a ... Read full review

Contents

Images and Quantities
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Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
27
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
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