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Visualizing Technical Information
A Cultural Critique

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ISBN 9780895032409
Published June 15, 2003 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Visualizing Technical Information: A Cultural Critique demonstrates the ways in which the leading technical visuals of information design-graphs, charts, diagrams, tables, illustrations, and information visualization-are designed and read. Using genre theory as an analytical tool, the author makes the argument that problems with these visual forms are not necessarily the result of a designer's poor decisions or a reader's poor interpretation skills. Instead, there may be inherent problems in the visual genres themselves that are a direct result of their cultural history and current use.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Examining Technical Visuals as Genres in a Cultural Context Click to read the Introduction.

 Chapter 2. The Graph

 Chapter 3. Technical Illustrations

 Chapter 4. Charts and Diagrams

 Chapter 5. The Table

 Chapter 6. Information Visualization

 Chapter 7. Looking to the Future and Acting in the Present



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Kent L Koppelman