Edward Tufte Quotes

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Edward Tufte Quotes

An open mind but not an empty head.
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The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art.

— Edward Tufte

I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.

— Edward Tufte

There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.

— Edward Tufte

My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.

— Edward Tufte

If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint.

— Edward Tufte

My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director.

— Edward Tufte

The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime.

— Edward Tufte

Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design.

— Edward Tufte

I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist.

— Edward Tufte

The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now.

— Edward Tufte

What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who's going to do what and how we're going to achieve the generic goals on the list.

— Edward Tufte

There are only two industries that refer to their customers as 'users'.

— Edward Tufte

The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensiona l;
the paper is static, flat. How are we to represent
the rich visual world of experience and
measurement on mere flatland?

— Edward Tufte

A metaphor for good information design is a map. Hold any diagram against a map and see how it compares.

— Edward Tufte

Clutter is not an attribute of information, clutter is a failure of design ... fix the design rather than stripping all the detail out of the map.

— Edward Tufte

If your words aren't truthful, the finest optically letter-spaced typography won't help,

— Edward Tufte

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