Edward Tufte on Web Design

“I recently attended a one-day course taught by Edward Tufte, entitled ‘Presenting Data and Information.’ Tufte is a Professor Emeritus at Yale, best-known

“I recently attended a one-day course taught by Edward Tufte, entitled ‘Presenting Data and Information.’ Tufte is a Professor Emeritus at Yale, best-known for his three books on information design, The Visual Display of Quantative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations. Although his books mostly predate the Internet phenomenon, his ideas certainly have applications in web site design. As was pointed out on a handout, they can also be used for teaching, news graphics, technical illustrations, displaying financial data, decision-making, animation, and a host of other areas. It appeared that many in the audience were primarily interested in web design, and Tufte spent some time discussing this.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE