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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Visual Display of Quantitative Information (Gebundene Ausgabe)
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.
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Ersteintrag: 10.06.2011 11:09:19 GMT+02:00
T. Bornheim meint:
I have a nagging feeling, you could have written this review just about any publication in the world. Your reason for a negative review with 2 stars: a feeling the content would have fitted in a leaflet. Every book there is in the world could be condensed to a leaflet, if you want to. It could even be reduced to a tweet. The main point about the book (and all the others from Tufte) is the awesome examples supporting his points, a striking range of great illustrations everybody who works on information design will thoroughly enjoy. I work with all kinds of visualisations in my job, I found Tufte's principles to be very easily adaptable to recent inventions for visualisations.
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