Edward Tufte is the author of four beautiful and insightful books on presenting information:

He will be personally teaching  a one day course three times in San Francisco and once in San Jose in December, that addresses the following topics:

  • fundamental strategies of analytical design
  • evaluating evidence used in presentations
  • statistical data: tables, graphics, and semi-graphics
  • business, scientific, research, and financial presentations
  • complexity and clarity
  • effective presentations: on paper and in person
  • interface design
  • use of PowerPoint, video, overheads, and handouts
  • multi-media, internet, and websites
  • credibility of presentations
  • animation and scientific visualizations
  • many practical examples

Fee for the one-day course is $380 per person. This fee includes all four books, Visual Explanations, Envisioning Information, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, and Beautiful Evidence.

Dates and Locations

  • ?San Jose  Holiday Inn December 6, 201o  register
  • San Francisc, Westin on Market Street

I took the course about a decade ago before he had written “Beautiful Evidence” and found it to be extremely useful. The books are great references as well.