3.3 Edward Tufte

  • Quotes from his website.
    • “One visionary day….the insights of this class lead to new levels of understanding both for creators and viewers of visual displays.” WIRED
    • “The Leonardo da Vinci of data.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
    • “The Galileo of graphics.” BLOOMBERG
  • Tufte provides recommendations/insights across his books
  • We’ll mostly focus on “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” (Tufte 2001)


Tufte, Edward R. 2001. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Vol. 2. Graphics press Cheshire, CT.