Posted by: pkab | 2 May 2009

Envisioning Information


Envision Information Mind Map

Envision Information Mind Map (Drawn by Austin Cleon)

Envisioning Information
Envisioning Information
by Edward R. Tufte

This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data. The most design-oriented of Edward Tufte’s books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, a pop-up, and many other wonderful displays of information. The book provides practical advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, with extraordinary examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information displays. Topics include escaping flatland, color and information, micro/macro designs, layering and separation, small multiples, and narratives. Winner of 17 awards for design and content. 400 illustrations with exquisite 6- to 12-color printing throughout. Highest quality design and production.

  • “Remarkable range of examples for the idea of visual thinking (Visual Thinking = Whole Brain Thinking = Mind Mapping — added by Sur) with beautifully printed pages. A real treat for all who reason and learn by means of images.” RUDOLF ARNHEIM “
  • A magnificent sequel to Tufte’s classic
  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.” AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY
  • “An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and luscious book.” DENISE SCOTT BROWN AND ROBERT VENTURI
  • Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, best book in the literature of science
  • Best Graphic Design of the Year, ID, International Design
  • Joseph Rigo Award for contributions to software documentation. ACM
  • A beautifully illustrated, well-argued volume. — SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
  • “Keep this book with the few others that you’ll pass on to the next generation. It is a passionate, elegant revelation of how to render the 3 dimensions of experience into the 2 dimensions of paper and screen. As in his other books, Tufte is promoting a new standard of visual literacy. Immaculately printed in 23 colors, this book is a lyrical primer of design strategies for reading and creating messages in ‘flatland.’ No other book has been so highly recommended to us by so many different varieties of professionals — architects, teachers, technicians, hackers, and artists.” KEVIN KELLY, WHOLE EARTH REVIEW

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