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Edward R. Tufte

Författare till The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

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Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus at Yale University where he taught courses in statistical evidence and information design. He also served as Professor of Public Affairs at Princeton University
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How the mighty are falling... so many typos; did he ever proofread this? And too many pages (of this admittedly beautiful book) I found to be incomprehensible. And of those I did understand, many seemed to be simply conclusory material: too often he presents statements or quotations as if they are facts, or clever-but-true aphorisms (which are something else entirely), without providing any basis for them.

His first volume is amazing. The second is good, although the fourth is mostly a somewhat improved version of similar material. The third left no impression on me at all. And this fifth seems to be written to a much different, and far lower, standard. Much of the time, I simply had no idea of what new point he was trying to make (nor, therefore, how it might affect how I create or consume material intended to communicate facts).

I try to read Tufte's books with my brain firmly engaged; but even so this one just left me wondering what it was all about.
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N7DR | 1 annan recension | Sep 18, 2023 |
The fourth of Tufte's series of books on the visual display of information. It is the most eccentric of the series and includes a moderate amount of recycled material from the previous volumes. There is remarkable vitriol in an amount that I think you can only see in a self-published book, with an illustrated non-anonymized attack on one economics professor's book, and a prolonged attack on Microsoft Powerpoint that refers to Stalin more than once. There are also, of course, many interesting things, e.g. some discussion of Conway's Law. The book ends with a very odd criticism of some works of landscape architecture, and then photographs of some of the author's sculptures.… (mer)
 
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markm2315 | 10 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
The beginning textbook for any UX designer or anyone passionate about how information and patterns can be structured.
 
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stickersthatmatter | 55 andra recensioner | May 29, 2023 |
During years of combing thru data visualization books, I had seen this book mentioned various times. Finally found a used, hardbound edition in excellent quality. I look forward to paging thru the book in detail during a break.
 
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