On the one hand, that means that the layouts are often excellent, but on the other merely flipping a page can be a jarring experience as the preceding paragraph fails to relate to the present one. A few times, I even had difficulty telling that the chapter had changed. All that aside, there were several interesting design principles in Envisioning Information that I had never considered, or had some inchoate knowledge of but that Tufte solidified. Overall, the book was very enjoyable but so lacking in structure or flow that I was left a little disappointed.
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When I receive this new schedule of these courses each year I get to thinking whom do I know whose career might change for the better if they take this course.
Tufte offers a group discount so your company can send a whole department or product team. When we were still not yet cash-flow-positive and had to watch every penny, I insisted on offering to every member of the staff who had either development or product marketing roles in the company, whether in London or Boston, a chance to go to this course.
We aspired to be leaders in creating innovative ways for users to browse information from subject encyclopedias. To me it was money well spent and showed that we were a company that takes effective user-centered design seriously. Few speak as eloquently as Edward Tufte, whose theories of information design not only illuminate, they inspire.
In a full-day seminar, Tufte, author of the classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, uses maps, graphs, charts, and tables to communicate what prose alone cannot. Tufte keeps jargon to a minimum.
His insights lead to new levels of understanding both for creators and viewers of visual display. What makes Tufte most persuasive are his works themselves: His books and his seminar embody his belief that "good design is clear thinking made visible. I recently was among the hundreds that flock to each of his live performances. What an experience! Anyone who deals with data and visualization on a professional level knows his books. There are also several students whose majors range from information technology and graphic design to economics, biology and medicine.
Later, one of his assistants will also walk through the auditorium with one of these precious books in hand. A rite of passage for every designer.
The course is taught entirely by Edward Tufte. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences.
New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations.
Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations. How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the work of your contractors.
Monitoring the designs of others. The future of information displays: 4K, 6K, 8K video maps moving in time. Practical examples are from everywhere: science, social science, music, business, finance, sports, art, medicine, architecture, NASA, government reports. The entire course is taught by Edward Tufte. To register, follow the instructions online and document your status with the following information: 1 Image of your current student, faculty, postdoc ID AND 2 A direct phone number of a registrar or department office that can verify your status, or a direct link to an institutional website that shows your position.
There are no other discounts. Graphics Press federal tax ID number: Hours for the course The one-day course meets from Registration begins at am. Lunch is on your own. Dress is informal. Questions Call or between 9. Location and dates.