Visual Explanations

Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930824157

Category: Visual communication

Page: 156

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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.

Beautiful Evidence

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930824164

Category:

Page: 214

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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

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Graphics Press

ISBN: 9780961392130

Category: Mathematics

Page: 31

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Political Control of the Economy

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691021805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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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?

Visualization Handbook

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Author: Charles D. Hansen,Chris R. Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080481647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 984

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The Visualization Handbook provides an overview of the field of visualization by presenting the basic concepts, providing a snapshot of current visualization software systems, and examining research topics that are advancing the field. This text is intended for a broad audience, including not only the visualization expert seeking advanced methods to solve a particular problem, but also the novice looking for general background information on visualization topics. The largest collection of state-of-the-art visualization research yet gathered in a single volume, this book includes articles by a “who’s who of international scientific visualization researchers covering every aspect of the discipline, including: · Virtual environments for visualization · Basic visualization algorithms · Large-scale data visualization · Scalar data isosurface methods · Visualization software and frameworks · Scalar data volume rendering · Perceptual issues in visualization · Various application topics, including information visualization. * Edited by two of the best known people in the world on the subject; chapter authors are authoritative experts in their own fields; * Covers a wide range of topics, in 47 chapters, representing the state-of-the-art of scientific visualization.

Data analysis for politics and policy

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 179

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

Information Architects

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Author: Richard Saul Wurman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Advertising layout and typography

Page: 235

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This groundbreaking book reports on an explosive new design field: the design of information to improve, clarify, and facilitate processes of communication and learning. As the world responds to a burgeoning information superhighway, the structure and design of data becomes increasingly important. This book shows how the presentation of information can make complex material clear and accessible. To illustrate, the book presents projects by 20 world-class designers, including David Macaulay, Clement Mok, Nigel Holmes, Peter Bradford, and Krzysztof Lenk. Each contributor has provided an essay describing his or her project and the process involved in its development.

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication

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Author: James G. Paradis,Muriel L. Zimmerman,Muriel Zimmerman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262661270

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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A second edition of a popular guide to scientific and technical communication, updated to reflect recent changes in computer technology. This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports, other types of reports, journal articles, oral presentations, instructions, and CVs and resumes. Throughout, the authors provide realistic examples from actual documents and situations. The materials, drawn from the authors' experience teaching scientific and technical communication, bridge the gap between the university novice and the seasoned professional. In the five years since the first edition was published, communication practices have been transformed by computer technology. Today, most correspondence is transmitted electronically, proposals are submitted online, reports are distributed to clients through intranets, journal articles are written for electronic transmission, and conference presentations are posted on the Web. Every chapter of the book reflects these changes. The second edition also includes a compact Handbook of Style and Usage that provides guidelines for sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, and usage and presents many examples of strategies for improved style.

The Reading Mind

A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads

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Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119301378

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Teachers and administrators consider reading the most important subject in school. They believe that if a child can't read, the chances of success in any subject are slim. But despite such an emphasis on the importance of literacy in school, there are few resources for educators that explain reading from a cognitive standpoint. Written in an accessible, teacher-friendly format, this book provides a cognitive description of the process of reading, explaining what happens in a child's mind as they are reading. As in his previous bestseller, Why Don't Students Like School?, Willingham offers a perspective that is rooted in scientific research, but with a practical and engaging, ready-for-application sensibility. The book covers every aspect of reading, starting with two fundamental processes: reading by sight and reading by sound. It also addresses reading comprehension at all levels, from reading for understanding at early levels to inferring deeper meaning from texts at the high school level. Another chapter discusses how motivation works as it relates to reading, and the final chapter focuses on reading on digital devices. This approachable book helps teachers understand the science behind reading, giving them the information they need to better engage students as readers.

Stories that Move Mountains

Storytelling and Visual Design for Persuasive Presentations

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111842400X

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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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.

The cognitive style of PowerPoint

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Author: Edward R. Tufte

Publisher: Graphics Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 27

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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.

Getting the Picture

Inference and Narrative Skills for Young People with Communication Difficulties

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Author: Dave Nash

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003157

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Young people with communication difficulties often struggle in social situations, as without adequate inference, narrative and sequencing skills, correctly interpreting and responding to other people can be a real challenge. This fully photocopiable resource has been designed to improve these skills in the way this population can often learn best – visually. This book is brimming with thought-provoking illustrations of different people in different places, all of which are accompanied by a series of questions designed to encourage prediction and inference skills. Participants are asked to consider everything from who the person in the picture is, what they might be doing, and where they might be going, to how they may be feeling and why. Questions can either be completed individually or brainstormed as a group, and there are three types of illustration to work with – single person, picture sequence, or large scenes containing several interactions. The final section teaches important sequencing skills by providing muddled picture narratives that need to be ordered. This book will be a valuable tool for speech and language therapists/pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators, parents and anybody else looking to help young people with communication difficulties to understand and connect with the world around them.

Diagrams

Innovative Solutions for Graphic Designers

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Author: Carolyn Knight,Jessica Glaser

Publisher: Rotovision

ISBN: 2888930617

Category: Design

Page: 223

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This work offers a collection of exemplary, creative, and imaginative information design, shown in its original application and juxtaposed with the reference material used for each piece of work.

Digital Imagery and Informational Graphics in E-Learning: Maximizing Visual Technologies

Maximizing Visual Technologies

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Author: Hai-Jew, Shalin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669733

Category: Computers

Page: 348

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"The information contained within this book will show that although the development and selection of instructional materials is generally done towards the end of the instructional design process, it must be viewed in a more inclusive way in that the visuals themselves may affect many other components of the educational design"--Provided by publisher.

Tog on Software Design

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Author: Bruce Tognazzini

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201489170

Category: Computers

Page: 407

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Tog on Software Design discusses the evolution computers will undergo in the coming decade and the impact these changes will have on society as a whole. You'll find essays on topics from quality management to the meaning of standards, to corporate structure and cooperation, interspersed with responses to queries supplied by designers and developers. These essays will furnish industry managers, programmers, and designers with a blueprint for success in the coming decade. Discussion of issues surrounding home, school, and business will give computer enthusiasts a fascinating view of how their lives will soon be transformed.

Readings in Information Visualization

Using Vision to Think

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

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9781558605336

Category: Computers

Page: 686

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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