Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers by Felice C. Frankel

Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers

byFelice C. Frankel, Angela H. Depace

Hardcover | May 29, 2012

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Any scientist or engineer who communicates research results will immediately recognize this practical handbook as an indispensable tool. The guide sets out clear strategies and offers abundant examples to assist researchers—even those with no previous design training—with creating effective visual graphics for use in multiple contexts, including journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, or presentations.

Visual communicator Felice Frankel and systems biologist Angela DePace, along with experts in various fields, demonstrate how small changes can vastly improve the success of a graphic image. They dissect individual graphics, show why some work while others don't, and suggest specific improvements. The book includes analyses of graphics that have appeared in such journals as Science, Nature, Annual Reviews, Cell, PNAS, and the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as an insightful personal conversation with designer Stefan Sagmeister and narratives by prominent researchers and animators.

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Felice C. Frankel is a research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her work in visual communication. Among her previous books is Envisioning Science: The Design and Craft of the Science Image. Angela H. DePace is an assistant professor in the Departme...
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Title:Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and EngineersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.12 × 7.88 × 0.01 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300176449

ISBN - 13:9780300176445

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"In this technoscientific century, with knowledge doubling every decade, researchers and designers alike need to ramp up their presentation of the material they describe. This beautifully illustrated book shows how."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology, Harvard University"A thoughtful and useful series of recommendations that will actually help you understand what you are doing when you are trying to make yourself clear."— Milton Glaser“…unique…an essential guide to literacy for fields that are essential to all our lives.”—Steven Heller, School of Visual Arts"Many visualization books “round up the usual suspects” of well-known examples, but Visual Strategies is quite original in its choices...I’ll buy it as soon as it is available."—Patrick J. Lynch, Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications "...A user-friendly guide for scientists and engineers to express data concepts in a variety of media and well timed to address the growing demand for communication of increasingly complex scientific concepts and processes."—John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design