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am 11. November 2010
I bought and read this books years ago and I have since returned to it over and over again. It definitely helped me to improve my own presentations, but more importantly it taught me a lot about the basics of visual communication.
Tufte is an eminent expert on the topic and he presents his case clear and with passion. Furthermore the book is simply stunningly beautiful.
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am 16. April 2007
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is the only book from the series(?) i ... own. i would have written _read_, if there wasn't this nagging feeling that most (the core ideas) of the books content would have fitted on a leaflet. leaflets would lend themselves even better to dispension, so i advocate this new format for the 'book'.
there are some nice historical examples of how _not_ to do it, and of how the displaying of information was always used as a means for manipulating the viewer, plus some easy 1-2-3 guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls of manipulation and bad design, BUT this mostly applies for histograms and 2D plots. Newer formats, including color, 3D, video and contour-plots are passingly mentioned, without guidelines, opinions or any type of helpful comment.
the picture on the cover (a brilliantly displayed train schedule) says it all: look at this piece of specialized display, realize it is great, look around you, realize how many bad data-displays there are, and now think of you own, specialized way of displaying your own, specialized data.
there is no spoon.