Re: Visual Information books by Edward Tufte

Subject: Re: Visual Information books by Edward Tufte
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: ipsque -at- yahoo -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:08:42 -0500

I agree with Dick. Tufte's goal is to change the way that people
think about visiual presentation--simply to think in more visual
ways. But the books are simply a delight to browse through,
and every time I take one of them off my bookshelf I have at
least one small "aha!" moment.

I also want to say that the best way to obtain Tufte's books
(albeit not th echeapest way...) is to attend one of his full-day
seminars if offered anywhere near you, since all seminar attendees
leave with a set of all three books. But besides the books, the
seminar itself is one of the most illuminating (and entertaining)
days you'll ever have if you have *any* interest in visual

My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel
Parsippany, NJ

From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Tracy Taylor <ipsque -at- yahoo -dot- com>
CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Visual Information books by Edward Tufte
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 05:07:30 -0500

Tracy Taylor wrote:
Has anyone used any of Edward Tufte's books to help
design visual information for documentation? Specifically, Visual Explanations?

I tend to think of Tufte's books as influencing the way I think about presenting information and as embodying principles and standards to aspire to rather than as cookbooks to copy from. In other words, I think reading his books and attending his lecture have improved my work, but I've rarely had access to sufficient resources to be able to implement anything on the order of his grand examples this is a terrible sentence but it's five in the morning and I haven't had coffee yet.

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