Visualizing Technical Information: A Cultural Critique

1st Edition

Kent L Koppelman

Routledge
Published June 15, 2003
Reference - 185 Pages
ISBN 9780895032409 - CAT# Y316595
Series: Baywood's Technical Communications

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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.

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