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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Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte

Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions. With the rise of data journalism, we are inundated with graphics that depict all sorts of multivariate relations from the likelihood of Donald Trump becoming president to the percent of state labor forces that are composed of truck drivers.

He is an expert in the presentation of informational graphics such as charts and diagrams, and is a fellow of the American Statistical Associa Edward Rolf Tufte born in Kansas City, Missouri to Virginia and Edward E. I wish the two were combined. The book led was one of the most enlightening books that I’ve every read. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Beautifully typeset and printed, and in that way an absolute example of how to visually present your work or information envisuoning general.

Of course, you don’t know what they really mean yet, but you could probably take a guess and get really close. A few times, I even had difficulty telling that the chapter had changed. If you’re all about data visualization, try Nathan Yau. Envusioning my earlier reviews, I found his first book especially the first 50 pages, which contain almost all the content to be terrific.


If you can’t present data in a way that communicates your thoughts or the emergent information, there is no reason to present the data.

One iformation these items ships sooner than the other. Maybe you felt dumb or thought you needed some special knowledge to understand it. All that aside, there were several interesting design principles in Envisioning Information that I had never considered, or had some inchoate knowledge of but that Tufte solidified.

This is the second book that was picked for the UX book club at work. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Tufte does a great job of putting the argument for meaningful envisioning of information. This book is not really too different from Edward R. However, the subject matter e.

He periodically travels around the United States to offer one-day workshops on data presentation and information graphics. Envisionnig Tufte is to be commended for self-publishing his books on graphical integrity so he can assure that his own work exemplifies his ideals for communication and graphic-to-text information density. Finally, “Small Multiples” shows how showing multiple cases in a single data graphic can be particularly effective, and “Narratives of Space and Time” approaches how to tell longer stories in data graphics.

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In the first six pages alone he jumps from a Japanese shrine map, the shed skin of a toad, alternate designs for the periodic table, examples of three-dimensional representation, orreries, and stereoscopic images.

So when Tufte was brought up in the book club I was happy to push for this one that I hadn’t had a chance to read as thoroughly as I would have liked. Be the first to ask a question about Envisioning Information. Data-thin, forgetful displays move viewers toward ignorance and passivity.


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It can be especially useful for anyone tasked with role of transforming information into visual displays like PowerPoint slides or reports. Tufte’s principle here can be reduced to this far-reaching but not so simply-implemented statement: Read more Read less. The central theme of the book is that we always want to maximize understanding of complex data with an “economy of means.

Nov 16, Olesia rated it liked it Shelves: A remarkable range of examples for the idea of visual thinking, with beautifully printed pages. Envksioning helpful marketing guide on how to write, draw and give lectures in regards to descriptions of meaningful figures and diagrams that piques both the audience’s retina as well as their neural cells where information is swallowed informayion later dissolved into their jugular veins where internally the audience can know what is being described in their own words and understanding: Charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, guides, instructions, directories and maps should not look as though they were conveying a single gulp of information as simplistically as possible.

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