Information Anxiety: Towards Understanding. by Richard Saul Wurman. Published in Scenario Migration Winter “Communication is equivocal. We are. Richard Saul Wurman has written, designed and published 90 books on wildly divergent topics. Two of these are Information Anxiety: Towards Understanding . years; however, this paper views this complex relationship based on the foundation provided by Richard Wurman’s book. Information Anxiety (). The three.

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Published January 21st by DoubleDay first published Keith rated it really liked it Apr 08, They invite their reader to become engaged, not merely involved, in the same perilous but ultimately fulfilling process. Information must be that which leads to understanding.

Information Anxiety

Conversation is a viable, appropriate model for the communications industry, but it is largely untapped. From Publishers Weekly Wurman identifies a special ailment of this age of communicationsso-called “information anxiety,” caused, in his view, by an overwhelming flood of data, much of it from computers and much of it unintelligible.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. We don’t necessarily realize it, but every time we insert a DVD, visit a website, or walk up to an information kiosk we are experiencing good or bad user interface which relies on information architecture. Living System Infrastructure in Calcutta Introduction: The irony of this book is that to read it today is to experience the time gap between the eighties and the aughties.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Feb 28, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s difficult to read this now and imagine just how groundbreaking it was when it came out.


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Reading this book actually made me wurmaan anxious than most others I’ve read. We need to rethink how we present information because the information appetites of people are much more refined. English Choose a language for shopping. Parametric Aquaculture and Urbanism Wild Innovation: Talk is Deep note 3.

What constitutes information to one person may be data to another. The Architecture of Infrastructure Queens Plaza: Apparently that’s intentional, and you’re supposed to skip around. Success in our connected world requires that we isolate the specific information we need and get it to those we work with.

Much of what we assume to be information is actually just data or worse. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page informayion of 1. How on earth was this book written in the s. They, in turn, work with each other to form new meaning. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This book makes some thought-provoking points, but I found it really hard to read straight through.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s laid out as if you should flip through and find what you need – but you can’t. Very thought-provoking, a must-read for anyone involved in communication. This stimulating book is worth reading in or out of sequence if only for Wurman’s views on education and the need to “transform information into structured knowledge. Lax rated it it was amazing Aug 21, We test communication by conveying a message and having the recipient understand it, be interested in it, and remember it.

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You can tell he is a man who is truly on a lonely path toward anxietu. Talk is Deep note 3 The industrial design critic Ralph Caplan was talking to a woman who was trying to explain something to him.

Informaion indulging their interests throughout their own lives, “and perhaps because rather than despite many failures”, they have been able to design their lives. Although not really the fault of the author sthe book is also seriously dated, having come out while there was still some degree of dot-com mania going on although the peak was passed. He has written eighty-one books. There is still only one method for transmitting thought, for communicating information in a manner that somewhat captures the spirit of the mind: The sidebars aren’t very helpful, the humor is pretty corny, and the ideas have been expanded into all four dimensions as the web and computers have introduced depth and time-based navigation to user interface design.

I am taking infkrmation unusual step of rating this book “1 star” to express my extremely high level of dissatisfaction at its quality and usefullness. There is nothing else we do better when we do conversation well. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jasmine Trinidad rated it liked it Sep 05, Prototyping User Behavior Polydome: Evert Gummesson No preview available – Dave rated it liked it May 13,