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Re: Envisioning information

From: Arin Basu <arin.basu@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:54:29 +1300
Message-ID: <af62876a0711201354v75f12226nc1376b42c5b293b3@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "Vipul Kashyap" <VKASHYAP1@partners.org>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-hcls-dse@w3.org
One of the most ingenious ideas of Edward Tufte, in my opinion, is the
concept of "sparklines". For more on sparklines, check out:

http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR

/Arin

p.s. BTW, edwardtufte.com is itself a treasure trove. - Arin

On Nov 21, 2007 8:00 AM, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Vipul and I were discussing patient records and I remembered a nice
> layout of a portion from a medical record that Edward Tufte
> visualized in his book Envisioning Information. It is on page 56 to
> 57. Unfortunately I don't know of an online way to view the book, but
> if you have access to a copy this, and any ofTufte's other books,
> they are well worth a look. The visualization places a terse report
> of the treatment of a patient in her last days, from a medical bill,
> annotated on the sides, in a sort of talmudic style, with the story
> of what was happening at the time.
>
> Regards,
> Alan
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Envisioning-Information-Edward-R-Tufte/dp/
> 0961392118
>
>
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