Also the title of a very good book, visual explanations here indicates an attempt to explain concepts through images or graphics, or to accompany plots and figures with their own internal coherence so they don’t need to rely on surrounding text. This is just a small sample.
I made the poster above for a TRB conference, early in my master’s. There was a good deal of talk at the time about consolidating/re-spacing the local transit agency’s bus stops and I wanted to clarify some of the conceptual implications of this in an approachable way. There is a PDF available here.
Part of the fourth chapter of my dissertation, this image shows the way alternate transit/walking routes could be used to reach the same destination and the way that information was encoded.