Reports and Presentations:
Content, Honesty, Clarity, Efficiency, Truth

Everyone taking the course receives 3 books as well as the new course book
Reports and Presentations: Content, Honesty, Clarity, Efficiency, Truth.

The course is taught entirely by Edward Tufte.

Topics covered in new one-day course
Problem statements  Truthful reports  Explaining cause and effect is highest form of knowledge  Nonfiction reports and presentations: fundamentals  Show information that is relevant, credible, honest  No cherry-picking, no lemon-dropping, no confirmation bias  Context and comparisons essential  Presenters and their audience  Efficiency in communication  Credibility and truth in presentations: the necessity of skepticism  High quality measurement and research design are a necessity for truth and presenter credibility  Effectiveness of approximate measurements and models  Real-time 2D/3D images and data analysis heart surgery; exemplary interface for data visualization, machine learning, imaging  Case study: authentic representation of data and uncertainties in real science  Data and measurements: audits and detective work essential  Survival bias  Signal and noise  Color scales as signal and noise  Pitching and hyping corrupts signal  Poshlust = pretentious banality  20 case studies  Apple decision meetings  Amazon and AWS meetings begin with 30 minute silent reading of a 6-page document (ET invention): the key goal is to seek the truth, ideas not presenters matter most  News story: Why is the Potomac so dangerous?  Doctor patient communication  Important decisions in senior faculty meetings  Teaching is not reading slides aloud to students  Remodeling teaching  Engineering by PowerPoint: Columbia shuttle accident, close readings reveal problems with evidence and conclusions

One-day course fee = $385. This includes 3 books, Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth; Beautiful Evidence, Envsioning Information as well as the new course booklet Reports and Presentations: Content, Honesty, Clarity, Efficiency, Truth.

Groups of 10 or more, registering simultaneously, receive a 20% discount.

For full-time teaching faculty, students, postdocs, the fee = $220. To register, follow the instructions online and document your status with the following information:
(1) Image of your current student, faculty, postdoc ID
(2) A direct phone number of a registrar or department office that can verify your status, or a direct link to an institutional website that shows your position.

No double discounts. No other discounts.

Graphics Press federal tax ID number: 06 -1637582

Hours for the course
The one-day course meets from 9.30am - 3.30pm. Registration begins at 8.30am. Lunch is on your own. Dress is informal.

If class is full call 203 272-9187 or email

Location and dates

Please check back for future course dates or add your email address to our contact list by emailing

Early registration is suggested; these are large courses which often fill up quickly.

Register Online
Online registration requires a credit card. Purchase orders should be emailed, faxed, or mailed.

Groups can use the Group Registration Form or fax, Mail or email

For full-time teaching, faculty, students, postdocs only: Online Registration Faculty/Students/Postdocs.

By Email
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By Telephone
Register by telephone using MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, Discover. Call 203 272-9187.

By mail
Mail your completed registration form along with a MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, Discover, purchase order, or check made payable to Graphics Press LLC:

    Graphics Press LLC
    P.O. Box 430
    Cheshire, CT 06410

Payment is required in advance but it is refundable, less a $40 processing fee, if your cancellation is received three full business days before the course. If you fail to attend and do not notify us in advance, the fee is not refunded. Substitutes are welcome.

You will receive an email with an admission card to be presented at the course and directions to the site.

Printed Flyer
To receive a color flyer for the course, which has more information, email or call us with your mailing address.

Call 800 822-2454 or 203 272-9187 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm EST.

Sample pages from new one-day course booklet


"Best single-day class ever." TaoSecurity "The da Vinci of data." THE NEW YORK TIMES

"In university halls and conference centers, Tufte's appeal crackles. Fans spend the day looking at art and information through Tufte's eyes, as he walks them through images and analysis of his books. In 4 books and popular auditorium gigs, he teaches by visual example. Next to a bad example of a graph, he positions a sublimely clear treatment, often using the same data. Tufte's work is relevant to anyone who needs to write or present information clearly, from business executives to students. About 10 years ago, The New York Times crowned Tufte the "da Vinci of data." A more fitting title might be the "Galileo of graphics." Where da Vinci is remembered as an inventor of new technologies, Galileo put right our understanding of the solar system by positioning the sun at its center. Tufte, who owns a handful of nearly 400-year-old first editions by Galileo considers the early scientist a master of analytical design." BLOOMBERG

"The Information Sage: Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data." Edward Tufte's many government data presentations in Washington, DC, including his presidential appointment to the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel and work on"" The Washington Monthly

"One visionary day. Few speak as eloquently as Edward Tufte, whose theories of information design not only illuminate, they inspire. In a full-day seminar, Tufte, author of the classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, uses maps, graphs, charts, and tables to communicate what prose alone cannot. For information designers Tufte's work is a model of clarity and craftsmanship. Given that the heart of his enterprise is statistics (of which he's a professor at Yale), one might worry about "lognormal distributions" and "trimetric projections." This would be a mistake. Tufte keeps jargon to a minimum. His insights lead to new levels of understanding both for creators and viewers of visual display. What makes Tufte most persuasive are his works themselves: His books and his seminar embody his belief that "good design is clear thinking made visible." WIRED

"Ivy League Rock and Roll: Edward Tufte, the world's most renowned visualization expert, holds legendary information design courses. I recently was among the hundreds that flock to each of his live performances. What an experience! Tufte's seminars are legendary. Anyone who deals with data and visualization on a professional level knows his books. Today in Washington's Crystal Forum many participants come from government agencies and military institutions. There are also several students whose majors range from information technology and graphic design to economics, biology and medicine. Some, balancing notebooks on their laps, will take detailed notes so that they can fully absorb Tufte's messages later at home. He gently takes an awe-striking original from Galileo Galilei or a centuries-old copy of Euclid's scripts and proceeds to carry it down the aisle. Later, one of his assistants will also walk through the auditorium with one of these precious books in hand." Nicolas Bissantz

"Go to Edward Tufte workshop. A rite of passage for every designer." Jared Spool

"Edward Tufte wants you to see better" NPR

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