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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It appears to have entered the English language in its present spelling and usage in the sixteenth century. So the great information age is really an explosion of non-information; it is an explosion of data. Success in our connected world requires that we isolate the wurmxn information we need and get it to those we work with.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Information Anxiety by Richard Saul Wurman. By indulging their interests throughout their own lives, “and perhaps because rather than despite many failures”, they have been able to design their lives.


Yet, in our information-hungry era, it is often allowed to masquerade as information. Living System Infrastructure in Calcutta Introduction: Write a customer review. Still, Wurman exists as the Godfather of information architecture and his TED conferences are the vanguard of futurism. In many organizations, 40 to 60 percent of the workday is spent in meetings.

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I probably don’t need to summarize; let me simply say you are best off spending your time and money on virtually any book on this topic besides this one.

The irony of this book is that to read When this book came out in anxitey ‘s it was a revelation. To get an informagion of the poor editing quality of this book, consider the following paragraph from anxietty section: Meaning requires time-consuming thought, and the pace of modern life works against affording us the time to think.

Rethinking Infrastructure The Humanity of Infrastructure: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Davenport Limited preview – Now, the freedom engendered by such an amorphous definition has, as you might expect, encouraged it liberal deployment. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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They, in turn, work with each other to form new meaning. Problem is, he doesn’t andiety his own advice in that book. That means more misinformation.

Richard Saul Wurman describes his work as the promotion of understanding. Wurman’s groundbreaking ideas of information architecture became the gold standard of design and laid the groundwork for the massive onslaught of data and user interfaces we experience every day. At least, I suppose, I had the tools infromation recognize it.


Published January 21st by DoubleDay first published I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In an age of mis-information data overload, Richard Saul Wurman is the first to coin the term iinformation Architect”.

Sorry, your blog cannot share anciety by email. Rica rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Some of it also seems really dated now, although quite a bit is still relevant. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Jasmine Trinidad rated it liked it Sep 05, It is a great book and well worth reading wudman anyone involved in education, technology or marketing. This book makes some thought-provoking points, but I found it really hard to read straight through. So I was quite happy to see in the Table of Contents a section Design in the Digital Age, summarized as “In this Digital Age we need to focus on the connections among all design elements: