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Edward Tufte Quotes

32 Edward Tufte quotes:

"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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"We've drifted into this presentation mode without realizing the cost to the content and the audience in the process."
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"If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint."
"In emphasizing evidential quality and beauty, I also want to move the practices of analytical design far away from the practices of propaganda, marketing, graphic design, and commercial art."
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"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"What this means is that we shouldn't abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation."
"Rather, the point is to recognize the tightness between seeing and thinking on an intellectual level not just a metaphorical level."
"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."
"The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime."
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"A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative, hands-on experiences."
Author: Tufte Quotes Category: American Educator Quotes Teaching Quotes
"The point of the essay is to change things."
"A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity."
Author: Tufte Quotes Category: American Educator Quotes Celebrity Quotes
"The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now."
"The know-your-audience philosophy can be a big step down the road to pandering to the audience."
Author: Tufte Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"The central claim of the book is that effective analytic designs entail turning thinking principles into seeing principles."
Author: Tufte Quotes Category: Principles Quotes
"The key argument is that cognitive tasks should be turned into design principles."
Author: Tufte Quotes Category: Design Quotes

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