SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Smackdown: Edward Tufte vs. Don Norman
Re: [Sigia-l] Smackdown: Edward Tufte vs. Don Norman
On 31/5/05 4:42 PM, "Listera" <listera_at_rcn.com> wrote:
>> it certainly didn't in the Oval Office.
> This is sophistry: surely the man who couldn't grasp a 5-point bulletin
> won't likely grok a 100-page report.
one requires the audience to draw inferences, make logical leaps, embellish
with their own knowledge/gutfeel/wisdom etc.
the other ... has everything complicated explained, has background
information to illuminate, acronyms expanded, etc etc. It's only
intellectual demand is that of patience.
It can't be argued that the 100-page report is dense and void of explanatory
support while at the same time arguing that that report could then be
further condensed to bullet points.
When replying, please *trim your post* as much as possible.
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