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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Tufte Courses

Notable always liked Tufte's work.   Attended a few courses in the big enterprise.




ET Books - Covers

"Best single-day class ever." TAOSECURITY       "The da Vinci of data." THE NEW YORK TIMES

"In university halls and conference centers, Tufte's appeal crackles. Fans spend the day looking at art and information through Tufte's eyes, as he walks them through images and analysis of his books. In 4 books and popular auditorium gigs, he teaches by visual example. Next to a bad example of a graph, he positions a sublimely clear treatment, often using the same data. Tufte's work is relevant to anyone who needs to write or present information clearly, from business executives to students. About 10 years ago, The New York Times crowned Tufte the "da Vinci of data." A more fitting title might be the "Galileo of graphics." Where da Vinci is remembered as an inventor of new technologies, Galileo put right our understanding of the solar system by positioning the sun at its center. Tufte, who owns a handful of nearly 400-year-old first editions by Galileo considers the early scientist a master of analytical design." BLOOMBERG

"The Information Sage: Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data." Edward Tufte's many goverment data presentations in Washington, DC, including his presidential appointment to the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel and work on recovery.org."" THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY

"One visionary day. Few speak as eloquently as Edward Tufte, whose theories of information design not only illuminate, they inspire. In a full-day seminar, Tufte, author of the classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, uses maps, graphs, charts, and tables to communicate what prose alone cannot. For information designers Tufte's work is a model of clarity and craftsmanship. Given that the heart of his enterprise is statistics (of which he's a professor at Yale), one might worry about "lognormal distributions" and "trimetric projections." This would be a mistake. Tufte keeps jargon to a minimum. His insights lead to new levels of understanding both for creators and viewers of visual display. What makes Tufte most persuasive are his works themselves: His books and his seminar embody his belief that "good design is clear thinking made visible." WIRED

"Ivy League Rock and Roll: Edward Tufte, the world's most renowned visualization expert, holds legendary information design courses. I recently was among the hundreds that flock to each of his live performances. What an experience! Tufte's seminars are legendary. Anyone who deals with data and visualization on a professional level knows his books. Today in Washington's Crystal Forum many participants come from government agencies and military institutions. There are also several students whose majors range from information technology and graphic design to economics, biology and medicine. Some, balancing notebooks on their laps, will take detailed notes so that they can fully absorb Tufte's messages later at home. He gently takes an awe-striking original from Galileo Galilei or a centuries-old copy of Euclid's scripts and proceeds to carry it down the aisle. Later, one of his assistants will also walk through the auditorium with one of these precious books in hand." NICOLAS BISSANTZ  .... ' 

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