My parents took this course in the 90’s. I picked up the book off their shelf at some point and had a few epiphanies. Yesterday I finally go the chance to take his one day course.
Tufte is an elder statesman of design with being a true futurist, someone who reassures us that we’ve come a long way but have so much longer to go.
If you have a chance to take this course I highly recommend it. If you can’t make it the boots are also a field guide to creating great visual works and understanding how to better digest and present information.
A few of the highlights:
500 Year old Euclid manuscript.
The genius idea of managing your doctors like you would a business meeting (i.e. show up with a presentation of your questions and issues).
A reminder of how underrated spark-lines are. He’s been scratching the surface of a new evolution of this concept with waves and video here using Ultra HD, excited to see what comes of this work.
A presentation is a content experience, not a presentation or design experience. Design cannot save your content. Maximize for understanding.