Edward Tufte, "Beautiful Evidence"

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004
7:30 pm –
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Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall

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Event Details:

The renowned theorist of analytical design, Yale University Professor

Emeritus Edward Tufte, will lecture on his forthcoming book,

Beautiful Evidence, on December 8th at 7:30pm in McCaw Hall at the

Arrillaga Alumni Center; a short reception will follow. Beautiful

Evidence develops the fundamental theory of analytical design and

proposes methods for displaying nearly every type of evidence (time

series, images, causal arrows, data tables, and statistical

graphics). His discussion will include his analysis (that appeared

in the final report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Review

Board) of the Boeing/NASA PowerPoint slides created after the

Columbia was damaged but still aloft.

Edward Tufte has written seven books, including Visual Explanations,

Envisioning Information, The Visual Display of Quantitative

Information, and Data Analysis for Politics and Policy; together they

have received more than 40 awards for content and design. At Yale, he

taught courses in statistical evidence, analytical design, and

interface design. In addition to his book, his current work includes

sculpture, photography and video, and printmaking.

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