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Edward Tufte Envisioning & Designing Data
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A Fair Warning
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Edward Tufte Born 1942 Yale University Data visualization and information design
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Edward Tufte, Envisioning Information "The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensional; the paper is static, Fat. How are we to represent the rich visual world of experience and measurement on mere Fatland?"
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Flatlands Design Metaphor To present data well, “escape” the fatlands to higher dimensions. Not simply a matter oF 3D design Edward TuFte, Envisioning InFormation "Escaping this fatland is the essential task oF envisioning inFormation - For all the interesting worlds (physical, biological, imaginary, human) that we seek to understand are inevitably and happily multivariate in nature. Not fatlands."
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Suddenly, perspective
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Micro/Macro Readings Multiple time scales of information A larger story that invites exploration We have to go deeper
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Confusion and clutter are failures of design, not attribution of
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course COMPSCI 325 taught by Professor Dunn during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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