Analyzing/Presenting Data/Information:
an online video course taught by Edward Tufte


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"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 goverment 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

Everyone taking the pre-recorded video course receives copies of all five books.
The course is taught entirely by Edward Tufte and keyed to the 5 books.

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Topics covered in online video course
A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter.

Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences.

New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations.

Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations. How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the work of your contractors. Monitoring the designs of others.

The future of information displays: 4K, 6K, 8K video maps moving in time.

Practical examples are from everywhere: science, social science, music, business, finance, sports, art, medicine, architecture, NASA, government reports.

The entire online course is taught by Edward Tufte.

The fee for the online course is $240. This fee includes the video and all five paperback books, Visual Explanations, Envisioning Information, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Beautiful Evidence and the new book, Seeing with fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, and Truth. International shipping of course materials costs an additional $75.

Graphics Press federal tax ID number: 06-1637582

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Online purchase requires a credit card. Purchase orders should be emailed, faxed, or mailed. For group registrations please contact Graphics Press.

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Student, faculty, postdoc discount
For full-time teaching faculty, students, postdocs, the fee is $160. For more information and to register, contact or call 800 822-2454.

Group discount
Groups of 10 or more, registering simultaneously, receive a 25% discount. For more information and to register a group, contact or call 800 822-2454.

Discounts may not be combined.

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You will receive an emailed confirmation. The 5 books will be shipped to you directly. A password to access the online video course will be included with the books. Access to the online course expires 1 year from the date of purchase.

Call 800 822-2454 or 203 250-7007 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm EST.

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