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

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

by Felice C. Frankel, Angela H. DePace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300176449

ISBN-13: 9780300176445

Pub. Date: 05/31/2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300176445
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,091,523
Product dimensions:
7.91(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.67(d)

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