Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 190) – Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte - American Statistician, Professor and Information Design Expert

Edward Tufte – American Statistician and Information Design Expert

“What about confusing clutter? Information overload? Doesn’t data have to be ‘boiled down’ and ‘simplified’? These common questions miss the point, for the quantity of detail is an issue completely separate from the difficulty of reading. Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.”

— Edward Tufte

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2 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 190) – Edward Tufte

  1. Jack Vincent says:

    I like that… “clutter and confusion are failures of design…”
    I think that speaks to planning, preparation and structure. Either way, it’s a memorable quote and easily applicable. Thanks, John!

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