The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

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Graphics Press, 1983 - Mathematics - 197 pages
The subject of this book is on statistical graphics, charts, tables. It deals with the theory and practice in the design of data graphics, and includes 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Also offered is information on the design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples, editing and improving graphics, and the data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs, as well as detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation, and sources of deception are discussed. Information on aesthetics and data graphical displays is included.

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User Review  - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing

This is Classic in the field of Visualization. I highly recommend anyone into UX/UI to go through this book. It's simple read and won't take much time. Outline: Part I — Graphical Practice: 1 ... Read full review

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User Review  - dhmontgomery - LibraryThing

A really interesting book, still useful despite being dated. A lot of Tufte's lessons have been internalized by contemporary designers, though there are certainly lots of terrible charts out there ... Read full review

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