Edward Tufte Quotes

32 Edward Tufte quotes:

"If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint."
"It's not that PowerPoint brought the Columbia down, but the method of presentation broke up the argument into tiny fragments, and it's intensely hierarchical-no sentences, just little phrases."
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"The key argument is that cognitive tasks should be turned into design principles."
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"I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks."
"That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point."
"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide."
"What this means is that we shouldn't abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation."
"I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others."
"I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist."
"Rather, the point is to recognize the tightness between seeing and thinking on an intellectual level not just a metaphorical level."
"At its heart, my work is about how to think clearly and deeply, using evidence, and all that has to pass through some presentation state."
"What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who's going to do what and how we're going to achieve the generic goals on the list."
"My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided."
"Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design."
"The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks - ways of thinking analytically - are tied to nature's laws."
"My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director."
"I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing a cognitive style on workers and their work."
"The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime."
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