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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This one the shortest of the three is simply a confounding, rambling disaster.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Would want it to be 10x longer. Simplicity does not create clarity by itself. Its only fault is its brevity. In “Envisioning Information” Tufte also cites a lot of work by other authors about color, cartography, dance notation and much more.

And, knowing how everyone in data viz community adores his infofmation, I expected more from it. Return to Book Page. So given all this rich material, it’s surprising how boring and hard to follow the book is. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

The amount of archival research that must have gone into this book is truly impressive: May 13, Sean Billy rated it it was amazing.

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.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Have you ever read a chart or graph and wondered what the heck you were looking at?

For his exposition of these unusual nuggets of wisdom alone, I would recommend the book. While even more beautifully crafted than The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition, it has less in the way of practical guidance. A few times, I even had difficulty telling that the chapter had changed. Apr 12, Bruce rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I wish the two were combined.


Envisioning Information

The designer should enhance the dimensionality and density of informatiom of information by increasing data. 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. In fact, far from enhancing, this minimalist design style impedes communication at almost every level.

English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Copernican break with the Ptolemaic cosmology is purely aesthetic: Books by Edward R. 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.

Tufte does a great job of putting the argument for meaningful envisioning of information. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.

Envisioning information – Edward R. Tufte – Google Books

With edeard 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As well as elevating and praising the good, the pitfalls of incompetent and malicious design are discussed pointedly and at length. Beautifully typeset and printed, and in that way an absolute example of how to visually present your work or information in general.

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All of the information I’ve onformation and produced could have been greatly enhanced with awareness of the concepts in Envisioning Information.

Tufte had good tips that are generalizable but I didn’t find the examples very applicable to the type of things I work with.


That is not really a bad thing though, if you appreciate it for what it is: Share your thoughts with other customers. As usual, the principle is lavishly illustrated with beautifully-reproduced examples of good and bad ways of envisioning information. The celebrated design professor here tackles the question of how best to communicate real-life experience in a two-degree format, whether on the printed page or the computer screen.

Never before I have felt such loss when finished a book. Add to that the difficulties that the interfaces tend to be outdated, running on computers that are old, and that projects tend to be “stovepiped”, and there is a critical problem in trying to get information clearly and meaningfully to my “clients”. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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”.

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May 25, Andrew Dale rated it really liked it. Often complex systems are made to appear simple and orderly by paring away elements of the truth. I grant him his well-deserved chops and reputation based if nothing else on the influence and excellence demonstrated in his first book.

Edward Tufte is one of the most elegant designers of information alive today, the The book led was one of the most enlightening books that I’ve every read. 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.