Edward Tufte has finally released his new book, Beautiful Evidence. For those of you who don’t know who Mr. Tufte is, he is the author of what is regarded as one of the “Best 100 books of the 20th
century”, The Visual Display of Quatitative Information. Beautiful Evidence is the 4th book in his series, not including the wonderful short essay “The Cognative Style of PowerPoint”. He has been called the Da Vinci of data because of his ability to present information and communicate ideas in such an effective manner, using concepts such as images, sparklines, charts, and unusal layouts.
I had the pleasure to see him present live in Chicago once, and it forever changed the way I think about no only what to communicate, but how to present information in such a way that is has the highest value to the view / reader.
All of his books are HIGHLY reccommended to anyone who wants to communicate better, visually through presentations, or orally.