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
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".
 

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Manolo Frias - Goodreads

I got inspired by "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information", Tufte's first book on information design. According to Tufte "Visual Explanations" is about "pictures of verbs", the representation of causes and effects. Read full review

Contents

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