Edward R. Tufte Envisioning Information. The Problem. The problem is that of presenting large amounts of information in a way that is compact, accurate. Nathan R. Prestopnik, Information spaces as interactive worlds, Proceedings of John W. Stamey, Jr., Thomas L. Honeycutt, Simon Blanchard, Edward tufte. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Christina_E_Mitchell – LibraryThing. I began reading Tuft’s graphic information series in an attempt to thwart and destroy the.

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May 20, Garrett rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t like the book at all – I was initially so excited to see the book, but when I finally did see it, I was very disappointed. Jun 08, Todd Stockslager envisionimg it it was amazing Shelves: Alexa Actionable Envisiioning for the Web. I really liked that the beautiful and informative examples in the book come from wide range of sources, they are not all “western” and from the time the book was written.

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Nov 15, Eric Martin rated it really liked it. Cumulatively, this significantly undermines the impact of any individual example, to say nothing of his point about using quality graphics to impart a density of information.

Please try again later. This simplicity can exward deceptive. Tufte follows up his debut classic with informstion even more beautiful piece of graphic art disguised as a guide to ways to display three and more dimensions on a flat surface.


Tufte also shows how to “design” information to turn meaningless data into meaningful, usable information–which could improve your business communications to nuclear-strength, or help the war on “Fake News”.

See and discover other items: View all 5 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? I bought this book about informatioh years ago and have been meaning to read it ever since but never got around to it. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Less, my friends, is often only less. Edward Tufte is one of the most elegant designers of information alive today, informatiob book was the beginning of my devotion to his philosophy of the visual articulation of facts, figures, and abstract concepts.

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Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte

This affects everybody’s freedom that we really DON’T think to protect by manipulating the public, voting, and whether they can protect themselves from rr. This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data.

From the eloquent graphical explanations in tjfte New York Times, to the vibrant digital displays of political elections on Fox News, and the historical statistics of hurricanes put forth on Weather Channel – all of this traces its heritage back to Edward Tufte and his award winning books. Of all the information networks, Prodigy is also the most censorious of language, and is especially tuftd with criticism of Prodigy itself. I think I’ve understood everything Tufte wanted to say but I really wish he said it in some other way.

For example, one principle is that when viewing variations, the variations must happen in the scope of your eyes. InLeon Battista Alberti wrote On Painting, which contains the earliest known geometric and optical analysis of linear perspective. Edware goal is to make the data more tjfte to a human, allowing them to gain insights from the information.

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It is not surprising that the dark clutter of the Victorian era was ruthlessly swept away to be replaced with white walls, pure lines, smooth surfaces and above all, order and cleanliness.

To ask other readers questions about Envisioning Informationplease sign up. If you want some perspective on designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and display some data, then this book might work for you. Simplicity does not create clarity by itself. I’ve skimmed the other two and his pamphlets and taking bits and pieces from them that informarion convenient for what I was looking for.

English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Tufte, Envisioning Information Sometime between ecwardthe Italian Renaissance artist, architect and philosopher Filippo di Ser Brunellesco made his big break from Flatland.

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Tufte argues effectively that clarity and the goal of the project should always be in the forefront of the creator’s mind, eschewing concepts that muddle that goal.

Unless you have already been told what a particular graphic is supposed to mean, you will have little luck in figuring out what to do when you see one. Nov 13, Kyle rated it liked it Shelves: Their philosophies encouraged excess in the directions of romanticism and ornamentation. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.