TUFTE BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE PDF

He coined the word chartjunk to refer to useless, non-informative, or information-obscuring elements of quantitative information displays. But it is wrong to distort the data measures—the ink locating values of numbers—in order to make an editorial comment or fit a decorative scheme. When such illustrations are examined closely, every data point has a value, but when they are looked at more generally, only trends and patterns can be observed. He uses several historical examples to make his case.

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He coined the word chartjunk to refer to useless, non-informative, or information-obscuring elements of quantitative information displays. But it is wrong to distort the data measures—the ink locating values of numbers—in order to make an editorial comment or fit a decorative scheme.

When such illustrations are examined closely, every data point has a value, but when they are looked at more generally, only trends and patterns can be observed. He uses several historical examples to make his case.

The sacrifice each fallen individual has made is thus highlighted within the overall time scope of the war. The software style is designed to persuade rather than to inform people of technical details. Tufte believes that this is the most efficient method of transferring knowledge from the presenter to the audience and then the rest of the meeting is devoted to discussion and debate.

He suggests this is particularly helpful when the series are measured on quite different vertical y-axis scales, but over the same range on the horizontal x-axis usually time. Sparkline[ edit ] Earliest known implementation of sparklines, around January by interaction designer Peter Zelchenko for programmer Michael Medved and the QuoteTracker application sold to TD Ameritrade.

Although Tufte is said to have invented sparklines , in actuality he invented only the name and popularized it as technique. Tufte explains the sparkline as a kind of "word" that conveys rich information without breaking the flow of a sentence or paragraph made of other "words" both visual and conventional.

To date, the earliest known implementation of sparklines was conceived by interaction designer Peter Zelchenko and implemented by programmer Mike Medved in early March Journal of Communication. Ekman, Paul; Tufte, Edward R. The Journal of Conflict Resolution. Tufte, Edward R. World Politics. Cambridge University Press. The Public Opinion Quarterly. Some statistical problems in research design. The Quantitative Analysis of Social Problems. Reading, MA: Addison—Wesley.

Edward R. Tufte reviewed work: Palumbo, Dennis J. September Journal of the American Statistical Association. The American Political Science Review. Lemieux, Peter H. June Policy Studies Journal. Public Opin Q. American Journal of Political Science. Of Statistics. University of Chicago. Government and Opposition.

Tufte reviewed work: Shultz, George P. The Mathematical Intelligencer. Statistical Science. Works of analytic design[ edit ].

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