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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data. Clarity and simplicity are the complete opposite of simple-mindedness.

Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte

Would want it to be 10x longer. I’ve browsed three of his large books: The plodding film Dick Tracy is chartjunk, typifying purposeless simplicity containing no message. To ask other readers questions about Envisioning Informationplease sign up. Still, this book and its successor are evidence that even self-published visionaries are in need of a good editor.

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If this book included just one use case where someone has a bunch of raw data and then Tufte walks through the six principles to see what applies and how to bring them in then that would make this book much more relevant than it is to practitioners.


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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.

Purveying the illusion of communication while sacrificing substance and thought-provoking content betrays a totalitarian interest in withholding actual information.

It is not surprising that the dark clutter of the Victorian era was ruthlessly swept away to be replaced with white walls, pure lines, smooth surfaces and above all, order and cleanliness.

He held them in hotel ballrooms throughout the United States, and his followers attended with cult-like repetition, sometimes registering for the same course 6 times in one year. Graphics Pr May 1, Language: Great, but how did that designer know to do that? Although germs and micro-organisms had been discovered, and the causes of disease identified, there remained no better defense than hygiene and prophylaxis.

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As it was, it was a bunch of neat diagrams, but the text lacked sufficient depth. May 04, Travis Timmons rated it liked it. Its only fault is its brevity.


In graphics as in politics there was an attempt to impose order on systems that are essentially disorderly. Preview — Envisioning Information by Edward R.

Does an amazing job of pulling in a wide range of examples from different parts of the world and many different disciplines. May 13, Sean Billy rated it it was amazing.

Envisioning Information by Edward R. Overall, the book was very enjoyable but so lacking in structure or flow that I was left a little disappointed.

The first chapter, Escaping Flatland, should be a quick introduction to the topic that invites the reader in to the work.

Less, my friends, is often only less.

Envisioning Information

The illustrations and infographs in this book are remarkable and could qualify as artwork in their own right. Escaping this flatland and enriching the density of data displays are the essential tasks of information design.

Beautiful edition, chock-full of fascinating examples illustrating the general principles of information design. View all 5 comments. InLeon Battista Alberti wrote On Painting, which contains the earliest known geometric and optical analysis of linear perspective. The secret Japanese military maps of Java’s railway system in the s are so obscure, I don’t even know how he would have ever stumbled upon them.