Edward Tufte is giving a lecture at Stanford tonight at 7:30 p.m. about his new book Beautiful Evidence. Tufte will discuss the theory of analytical design and methods for displaying eviidence. He will display the design decisions for reporting tools such as the Columbia shuttle investigation.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is on my Christmas list and I have been wanting to learn more of Professor Tufte’s methods for years. If you would like a ride to or from the event I will be driving from San Mateo and returning to San Francisco.