Visual Explanations

Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930824157

Category: Visual communication

Page: 156

View: 6318

Display of information for paper and computer screens; principles of information design, design of presentations. Depicting evidence relevant to cause and effect, decision making. Scientific visualization.

Visual Explanations

Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961392178

Category: Pattern perception

Page: 156

View: 3802

This book describes design strategies - the proper arrangement in space and time of images, words, and numbers - for presenting information about motion, process, mechanism, cause and effect.

Beautiful Evidence


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930824164


Page: 214

View: 6680

How seeing turns into showing, how empirical observations turn into explanation and evidence. How to produce and consume evidence presentations.

Visual and Statistical Thinking

Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Graphics Press

ISBN: 9780961392130

Category: Mathematics

Page: 31

View: 4548

Political Control of the Economy


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691021805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 436

Speculations about the effects of politics on economic life have a long and vital tradition, but few efforts have been made to determine the precise relationship between them. Edward Tufte, a political scientist who covered the 1976 Presidential election for Newsweek, seeks to do just that. His sharp analyses and astute observations lead to an eye-opening view of the impact of political life on the national economy of America and other capitalist democracies. The analysis demonstrates how politicians, political parties, and voters decide who gets what, when, and how in the economic arena. A nation's politics, it is argued, shape the most important aspects of economic life--inflation, unemployment, income redistribution, the growth of government, and the extent of central economic control. Both statistical data and case studies (based on interviews and Presidential documents) are brought to bear on four topics. They are: 1) the political manipulation of the economy in election years, 2) the new international electoral-economic cycle, 3) the decisive role of political leaders and parties in shaping macroeconomic outcomes, and 4) the response of the electorate to changing economic conditions. Finally, the book clarifies a central question in political economy: How can national economic policy be conducted in both a democratic and a competent fashion?

Data analysis for politics and policy


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Political Science

Page: 179

View: 3751

Introduction to data analysis; Predictions and projections: some issues of research design; Two-variable linear regression; Multiple regression.

Visual Strategies

A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists & Engineers


Author: Felice Frankel,Angela H. DePace

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300176449

Category: Design

Page: 153

View: 9939

Helps scientists and engineers to communicate research results by showing how to create effective graphics for use in journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, presentations and more.

Wordless Diagrams


Author: Nigel Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1582345228

Category: Humor

Page: 159

View: 6914

The former graphics director of TIME magazine offers a unique look at everyday activities, depicting them through clear and precise step-by-step pictures that shed fascinating new light on common actions. 50,000 first printing.

Littlewood's Miscellany


Author: John Edensor Littlewood,Béla Bollobás

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337021

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

View: 5836

Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. Most of Professor Littlewood's earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material.

Information Dashboard Design

Displaying Data for At-a-glance Monitoring


Author: Stephen Few

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938377006

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 2933

Dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information for rapid monitoring, but few do this effectively. When designed well, dashboards engage the power of visual perception to communicate a dense collection of information efficiently, with exceptional clarity. This can only be achieved, however, by applying visual design skills that address the unique challenges of dashboards. These skills are not intuitive; they must be learned. The author teaches a comprehensive set of effective design practices through examples that reveal what works, what doesn't, and why.

Readings in Information Visualization

Using Vision to Think


Author: Stuart K. Card,Jock D. Mackinlay,Ben Shneiderman

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9781558605336

Category: Computers

Page: 686

View: 8691

This groundbreaking book defines the emerging field of information visualization and offers the first-ever collection of the classic papers of the discipline, with introductions and analytical discussions of each topic and paper. The authors' intention is to present papers that focus on the use of visualization to discover relationships, using interactive graphics to amplify thought. This book is intended for research professionals in academia and industry; new graduate students and professors who want to begin work in this burgeoning field; professionals involved in financial data analysis, statistics, and information design; scientific data managers; and professionals involved in medical, bioinformatics, and other areas. * Full-color reproduction throughout * Author power team - an exciting and timely collaboration between the field's pioneering, most-respected names * The only book on Information Visualization with the depth necessary for use as a text or as a reference for the information professional * Text includes the classic source papers as well as a collection of cutting edge work

Stories that Move Mountains

Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations


Author: Martin Sykes,A. Nicklas Malik,Mark D. West

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111842400X

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 1260

Learn how to use stories and visuals to make top–notch presentations It′s called CAST (Content, Audience, Story, & Tell) and it′s been a quiet success, until now. Developed over a twelve year period as a presentation method to help Enterprise Architects, it was adopted by Microsoft Enterprise Architecture teams and filtered from IT managers to Sales, and beyond to major organizations around the world. Now, thanks to this unique book from an expert author team that includes two Microsoft presentation experts, you can learn how to use this amazing process to create and make high–impact presentations in your own organization. The book helps you build complete visual stories, step by step, by using the CAST method to first create a Story Map and from there, a compelling presentation. It includes sample Story Maps, templates, practical success stories, and more. You′ll discover how to go beyond PowerPoint slides to create presentations that influence your peers and effect change. Explains the secrets of making presentations and effecting change using CAST to create Story Maps and from there, high–impact and visual presentations that tell a story Covers how to apply a range of techniques and what the results look like, using screenshots of presentations, one page hand outs, and basic delivery with whiteboards Coauthored by Microsoft experts and a visual design guru who have years of experience training professionals in these methods Includes sample Story Maps, templates, practical success stories, and more Learn how to sell your ideas and trigger change in your company with Stories That Move Mountains: Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations.

Size and Democracy


Author: Robert Alan Dahl,Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804708340

Category: Comparative government

Page: 148

View: 2540

The cognitive style of PowerPoint


Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Graphics Pr


Category: Computers

Page: 27

View: 3586

Using specific examples, Tufte explains how PowerPoint's templates "usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning and almost always corrupt statistical analysis," and describes concrete ways to improve content of presentations.

The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management


Author: Jerry B. Harvey

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780669191790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 3709

Faulty decision-making can have dire consequences, and when it comes to group decisions, the challenges are even greater. Join Dr. Jerry B. Harvey as he clearly illustrates why no organization wants to find themselves goin' to Abilene. See how group dynamics can keep individuals from stating their true beliefs for fear of isolation and separation, and how that often leads to mismanaged agreement. You'll learn to recognize the warning signs of risky group dynamics and improve decision-making processes throughout your organization.

The Art of Changing the Brain

Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning


Author: James Ellwood Zull

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579220549

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 5150

Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.