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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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The envixioning design-oriented of Edward Tufte’s books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, a pop-up, and many other wonderful displays of envisiioning.

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I like Edward Tufte. Tufte currently resides in Cheshire, Connecticut. Maybe you felt dumb or thought you needed envisioninng special knowledge to understand it.

Under the guise of functionalism and the paring away of frills, the purified line of the Bauhaus encouraged the elimination of necessary design elements. We thrive in information-thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacities to infornation, edit, single out, structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, fufte, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose, categorized, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen, pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster, aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, enbisioning, enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff, and separate the sheep from the goats.

I grant him his well-deserved chops and reputation based if nothing else on the influence and excellence demonstrated in his first book. The goal is to make the data more accessible to a human, allowing them to gain insights from the information. Lists with This Book. I’d have informaiton five times as much out of this book if someone else had walked me through it, tying everything together.


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Trivia About Envisioning Infor Tufte vigorously argues that content creators should cut edwaard the point of simplicity and sacrifice the minutiae that are important but not necessary. 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 fraudsters.

I really liked that the beautiful and informative examples in the book come from wide range of sources, they are not all “western” and envisiioning the time the book was written. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Its only fault is its brevity. If ever you could judge a book by its cover, it’s this one.

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Return to Book Page. Kuhn’s The Copernican Revolution: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I think I’ve understood everything Tufte wanted to say but I really wish he said it in some other way. Buy the selected items together This item: The designer should enhance the dimensionality and density of portrayals of information by increasing data.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The point is that presenting information meaningfully is challenging and takes real thought. If you are not a data professional you might encounter some terms that are unfamiliar but don’t let that become a road block. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Swiss-style graphic presentation is also dull as ditchwater.

I appreciate his view on self exemplifying documents and the need for intelligent and beautiful design of information. Jun 27, Titania Remakes the World marked it as to-read. He uses images from other sources to show the strong and weak points in a way that makes intuitive sense; Tufte will explain why you struggle to understand a graph. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


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False order is the result of false simplicity. In any case, enjoy Tufte’s books now for the portable affordable art that they are, and hope for the tools to catch up soon If you want to escape the two-dimensional hell of explanation that is the improper use of Powerpoint, this books and its two companions, provide safe passage to the promised land of clear, robust, graphical discourses of complex ideas.

The biggest take away from Envisioning Information is that quality always triumphs over quantity. He is an expert in the presentation of informational graphics such as charts and diagrams, and is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. This book and other Tufte books are fundamental. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Jul 22, Steve rated it it was ok. Tufte’s ability to convey complex data in an easily readable way is a boon to the general public. I think with a second designer to give him a little distance, these books would do everything he wished for and more. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The world and Walter Gropius were desperate for order.

The book provides practical advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, with extraordinary examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information displays.