Slides for Presentations? [recommended refs.]
Bradley K. Sherman
bks at s27w007.pswfs.gov
Sat Apr 23 23:04:41 EST 1994
In article <Coo06M.7rq at midge.bath.ac.uk> bspahh at midge.bath.ac.uk (A H Henry) writes:
>In the referenced article, dean at tbone.biol.scarolina.edu (Dean Pentcheff) writes:
>>Tufte, E.R. (1983) The visual display of quantitative information.
>> Graphics Press, Cheshire, Connecticut.
>>Tufte, E.R. (1990) Envisioning information. Graphics Press.
Tufte's critiques are excellent, especially with regard to
gratuitous color and 3D effects. Some of his propositions,
however, has been found wanting [e.g. Lewandowsky & Spence,
"The Perception of Statistical Graphs," _Sociological
Methods and Research_, Vol 18. Nos 2 & 3, Nov. 89,
Feb 90, pp. 200-242.] --it is possible to remove too
much non-data ink.
My rule of thumb is the higher the production values, the more
dubious the content. Sales reps always have nice slides.
Bradley K. Sherman P.O. Box 245
Computer Scientist Berkeley, CA, 94701
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