Edward Tufte

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Bytes – The Eye as Ethernet Device

There is an entertaining (and on-going) discussion at Edward Tufte‘s blog on the rate at which the human eye (specifically the retina) transfers information to the brain. The implications of the discussion point to the design of displays but the discussion has necessarily taken a turn in the direction of the likely question “What is […]

Edward Tufte Presidential Appointment

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 5, 2010: “President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts Edward Tufte, Appointee for Member, Recovery Independent Advisory Panel Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published The Visual Display of Quantitative […]

Avoiding the Data Dump – Building Better Technical Presentations

Garr Reynolds over at Presentation Zen has pulled an old skeleton from the presenter’s closet: The Technical Presentation: “Who says technical presentations can’t be engaging?” Scientific and technical presentations are often put in a separate class because they tend to be highly specialized, dense, and often a bad match for the limited bandwidth of PowerPoint. […]