Thursday 12 August 2010

Edward Tufte tribute to 1919 Dwiggins graph

Further to my previous post on the Dwiggins graph. Here is ET's response from his site and the page he refers to.

"Note added by ET, August 4, 2010: Back in 1982 the Dwiggins cartoon-graph inspired my redesign of a misleading graph by the National Science Foundation. The NSF original suggested that the United States had encountered a big downturn in Nobel Prizes. My corrected, updated design revealed in fact a US Nobel prize boom that broke right out of the grid, Dwiggin-like. From ET, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, page 60:"