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How to explain visually: Tufte knows
August 24, 2006, 11:56 am
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I’ve written here before about how much I admire Edward Tufte’s work in visual communication. Last Sunday, NPR broadcast a good story about Tufte and his work that sums up his most recent book, Beautiful Evidence. We also hear from a variety of people who have attended one of Tufte’s one-day seminars.

Best of all, I think, is the sound bite in which Tufte describes a PowerPoint presentation that Boeing sent to NASA in regard to the Space Shuttle Columbia. Tufte: “Would you say that a factor of 644 was ‘significant’?”

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