This week I had the pleasure of seeing Edward Tufte speak at a one day course in Los Angeles. Heralded by The New York Times as “the Leonardo da Vinci of data,” Tufte is an innovator in information design and data visualization, specializing in transparency and clarity. The emphasis is on disseminating unbiased, accurate content to your audience and to do whatever it takes to do so.
Beautiful Evidence is one of four books that is handed out at the course, each book is beautiful, with charts and diagrams that had all the design nerds salivating. I recommend all of them. The other books are “The Visual Display of Quantitive Information”, “Envisioning Information” and “Visual Explanations” and can be found here or at Amazon.
You can get more information about the one-day course Here.