Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Tufte analyses power point slide related to shuttle disaster

If you have never read anything by Tufte, this is a good introduction. Here he provides an analysis of how the presentation of information influenced assessment of the threat presented by insulation hitting the space shuttle.

Why is this important to libraries? Maybe because it helps point out that in trying to simplify information to make it accessible, we run the risk of suppressing important levels of complexity.

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