|Edward Tufte||Nigel Holmes|
Совершенство достигнуто не тогда, когда нечего добавить, а тогда, когда нечего отнять
|Edward TufteStephen Few||Nigel HolmesDavid McCandless|
[chartjunk eye-candy problem]
Mozart was a wonderful composer;
Steinway was the best piano maker of his time;
and, today, there are a lot of musicians who use Steinway pianos to bring life to what Mozart once wrote.
Those three people are equivalent to a statistician who gathers the data;
the engineers at Google and Adobe who design the tool to alter, organize and present them;
and the designers who create presentations that makes them understandable.
Graph drawing is the best possible field I can think of.
It merges aesthetics, mathematical beauty and wonderful algorithms.
It therefore provides a harmonic balance between the left and right brain parts.