Tufte, Edward. Topics covered in this one-day course include: A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter.
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. 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.
Edward Tufte teaches the entire course. Each student receives all four ET books on information design: "The Leonardo da Vinci of data. " Tufte, Edward: Data Analysis for Politics and Policy: Contents/Preface. Data Analysis For Politics And Policy "Edward R.
Tufte's book Data Analysis for Politics and Policy is, quite simply, excellent. The aims of the author in the writing of this book is `. . . to present fundamental material not found in statistics books, and in particular, to show techniques of quantitative analysis in action on problems of politics and policy.' To achieve this end, Tufte considers a narrow range of important topics in statistical analysis, primarily dealing with problems of prediction (including a good discussion of the concept of causation) and the relationships among variables through simple and multiple regression. The bulk of the book concerns the use and interpretation of simple and multiple regression. Sanford Weisberg, "Review of Data Analysis for Politics and Policy," Journal of the American Statistical Association (September 1976), 768. Envisioning Information.
"Remarkable range of examples for the idea of visual thinking with beautifully printed pages.
A real treat for all who reason and learn by means of images. " RUDOLF ARNHEIM "A magnificent sequel to Tufte's classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. " AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY "An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and luscious book. " Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, best book in the literature of science Best Graphic Design of the Year, ID, International Design Joseph Rigo Award for contributions to software documentation. Visual Explanations: Quantities, Evidence.
"The Leonardo da Vinci of data.
" NEW YORK TIMES "There's a book that you simply must see. Riveting ideas on how to tell compelling stories of cause and effect using numbers and images. " WASHINGTON POST "Few teachers are as accomplished as Edward Tufte when it comes to showing why good design matters in the world. "If this book were a house, it would have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. " The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. "A landmark book, a wonderful book.
" FREDERICK MOSTELLER "A tour de force. " JOHN W. TUKEY "The century's best book on statistical graphics. " "A classic, as beautiful physically as it is intellectually. " "One of the best books you will ever see. " "A visual Strunk and White. " "Original, beautifully presented, sharp and learned, this book is a work of art.