December 5, 2005

Edward Tufte is very neat.

Edward Tufte visited Google today to give a talk. He talked about Sparklines and the famous Minard Russian Invasion graphic among other topics. Great stuff. I've been a great admirer of Tufte since I first got my greasy fingers on his book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. and I only hope that one day I can present information as wonderfully as he. This is one of the reasons I love working at Google: The interfaces are almost all pretty fantastic.

3 comments:

tdailey said...

I went to his class in San Jose yesterday. Now I know why he had a tuesday gap before his wednesday, thursday, friday dates in SF. :)

Great class. Did you get the whole 6-hour or so class or a just a subset?

localudal said...

that Minard is one big TUFTA (blatant fake in Russian): no losses 'au Moscou'? Are you guys serious? What French call 'au Moscou' is called Borodino in Russian, go read Tolstoy before shelling out big roubles for another arty fake. Here's my Escheresques without fake: http://goolocalizations.blogspot.com

iahawkijake said...

Did he speak at all about when his new book "Beautiful Evidence" would be out?

Last I read from his discussion board was before the end of the year. Now that thread is gone from his site, and I haven't been able to locate evidence of a release date...