- Gebundene Ausgabe: 197 Seiten
- Verlag: Bertrams; Auflage: 2 (31. Januar 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 9780961392147
- ISBN-13: 978-0961392147
- ASIN: 0961392142
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 2,5 x 27,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 7 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.665 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Andere Verkäufer auf Amazon
+ kostenlose Lieferung
+ kostenlose Lieferung
+ kostenlose Lieferung
Visual Display of Quantitative Information (Englisch) Gebundenes Buch – 31. Januar 2001
Wird oft zusammen gekauft
Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Wenn Sie dieses Produkt verkaufen, möchten Sie über Seller Support Updates vorschlagen?
The first edition of Tufte's now classic text on the design of statistical graphics was published in 1983. Tufte published it himself with the help of a second mortgage in order to have complete control over the book's design, which he wanted to reflect the intellectual principles put forth in its c
Kunden, die diesen Artikel angesehen haben, haben auch angesehen
Derzeit tritt ein Problem beim Filtern der Rezensionen auf. Bitte versuchen Sie es später noch einmal.
Good graphic design, he argues, reveals the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space. Interestingly, some of the best examples of this come from the pre-computer era, when graphics had to be drawn by hand (and therefore more thought had to go into their design, rather than the author just calling up the Bar Graph template on the desktop.) For example, that picture you can see on the front cover of the book is actually a train timetable that packs a whole list of arrivals and departures at many different stations into a single little picture. A better example (and the "best statistical graphic ever drawn") shows Napoleon's route through Europe. It shows a) the map b) where he went c) how many people were in his army at each point and d) the temperature on the way back that killed off his army. At a glance you can see the factors that led to his army losing. AND it was drawn by hand in 1885 and is little more than a line drawing!
He also gives examples of really bad design, (including "the worst graphic ever to make it to print"), and shows what makes it so bad. His examples prove that information-less, counter-intuitive graphics can still look dazzlingly pretty, even though they're useless. In some examples, he shows how small changes can make the difference between an awful graphic and a really good one. My favourite example of this is how he drew the inter-quartile ranges on the x and y axes of a scatterplot, thus adding more information to the graphic without cluttering it up.
In summary, there's a lot more to good graphic design than being an Adobe guru. Reading this book made me feel like a more discerning viewer of graphics!
Modern commerce and entertainment is now being forced into a matrix of 800 * 600 pixels: even more constraining than the constraints of a printed page. Tufte urges us on to get the the core of our intent, to separate the wheat from the chaff, at a time when media is reinventing itself faster than artists can keep up.
No professional or technologist can afford not to read Tufte's work. As Tufte ends the book "Design is Choice". Choices must be informed.
Tufte is an eminent expert on the topic and he presents his case clear and with passion. Furthermore the book is simply stunningly beautiful.
What makes me wonder is why the price jumped up from about 50 to 80 Euros?
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.