Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists & Engineers
Any scientist or engineer who communicates research results will immediately recognize this practical handbook as an indispensable tool. The guide sets out clear strategies and offers abundant examples to assist researchers--even those with no previous design training--with creating effective visual graphics for use in multiple contexts, including journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, or presentations.
Visual communicator Felice Frankel and systems biologist Angela DePace, along with experts in various fields, demonstrate how small changes can vastly improve the success of a graphic image. They dissect individual graphics, show why some work while others don't, and suggest specific improvements. The book includes analyses of graphics that have appeared in such journals as Science, Nature, Annual Reviews, Cell, PNAS, and the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as an insightful personal conversation with designer Stefan Sagmeister and narratives by prominent researchers and animators.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KirkLowery - LibraryThing
Good tips for scientists needing to use graphics for communicating their data and conclusions. Each discipline requires different strategies. However, if you want to learn about how to do visuals, read Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information and his other works. Read full review
SPEAKING OF DESIGN A CONVERSATION
A ROADMAP HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
YOUR FIRST STEP ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU BEGIN
FORM AND STRUCTURE
PROCESS AND TIME
COMPARE AND CONTRAST