The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint, by Edward Tufte
This 28-page booklet is a great place to start to learn about all the evils of bullet-driven PowerPoint presentations. Tufte describes several reasons why most PowerPoint presentations are terrible and then shows some examples, including a great send-up of the Gettysburg Address in PowerPoint. Reading this […]
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information,by Edward Tufte
Starting with Dr. Denmanâ€™s and Mr. Swissâ€™ presentation on â€œInformation and Misinformationâ€ at TAM4, I have been hearing and reading a lot about Edward Tufteâ€™s works on statistical evidence and information design. Having read a few Tufte-quoting books, it was time for the prime material. […]
Beyond Bullet Points, by Cliff Atkinson
After reading Tufteâ€™s booklet on the Cognitive Style of PowerPoint and Doumontâ€™s rebuttal, I wanted to see what this pro-PowerPoint presentation style was about. So, with full knowledge that the title was from Microsoft Press, I took the bait. It was very interesting. The gist of the […]
Information Dashboard Design â€“ The Effective Visual Communication of Data, by Stephen Few.
OK, this title included a lot of the information (verbatim) from Fewâ€™s Show Me the Numbers. It made sense to review it, given that he was again discussing effective visual communications. If you only want to read one of the […]
Show Me the Numbers â€“ Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, by Stephen Few.
I read this book based on a strong recommendation from Chip Denman during his presentation on â€œInformation and Disinformation.â€ He recommended it during the Q & A session, in response to a question about what to read to learn […]