Re: Resources for the graphically challenged

Subject: Re: Resources for the graphically challenged
From: Thorsten Konersmann <tk -at- documentation -dot- engineering>
To: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr -at- fastmail -dot- co -dot- uk" <techwr -at- fastmail -dot- co -dot- uk>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:10:03 +0000

I second Jim on Edward Tufte. I like his book Visual Explanations (
https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Explanations-Quantities-Evidence-Narrative/dp/1930824157/
).

Best,
Thorsten

On Thu 5. Oct 2017 at 15:54, Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Edward Tufte.
>
> Jim Jones
>
> Atanet.org
>
> Chinese, German, and Spanish to English
> Editing
> Cartooning
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 8:48 AM, debora ames <deboraames -at- hotmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > A good, creative start is "Illustrating Computer Documentation - The Art
> > of Presenting Information Graphically on Paper and Online" by William
> > Horton. Think I got it used, on Amazon.
> >
> >
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> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm a tech writer specializing in very technical instructional content
> > for DBAs and Developers. I write courses, tutorials, how-to's - that
> > kind of thing.
> >
> > I'm not a particularly "visual" person. I tend to think in text. I want
> > to be able to create better content that uses visuals and diagrams to
> > get points across. Not only are the diagrams I create pretty "meh", but
> > I'm sure I miss opportunities where diagrams would be a better option
> > than words.
> >
> > My question to this list is: can anyone recommend any good books,
> > courses, articles, etc that would help me become a better "visual
> > thinker" and perhaps help me learn some basic design skills too?
> >
> > Many thanks in advance.
> >
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References:
Resources for the graphically challenged: From: Mark Lewin
Re: Resources for the graphically challenged: From: debora ames
Re: Resources for the graphically challenged: From: Jim Jones

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