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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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At the time it was written, the format of this book was really fresh. Conversation is a viable, appropriate model for the communications industry, but it is largely untapped. The irony of this book is that to read When this book came out in the ‘s it was a anxuety. The differences between data and information have become more critical as the world economy moves towards information-dependent economies.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. So naturally I was curious as to what insight RSW brought to this area. Keith rated it really liked it Apr 08, This definition was extrapolated to general usage as something told or communicated, whether or not it made sense to the receiver.

This is a book about clarification. Nice and impressive at first but ultimately it doesn’t tell you how to do such great things yourself nor does it prove why some things are better.

It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and it happens when information doesn’t tell us what we want or need to know At least in the absolute sense, it is impossible to share our thoughts anxuety someone else, for they will not be understood in exactly the same way.


For the Web and Beyond Paperback. I am personally interested in the axniety of localization and globalization. The irony of this book is that to read it today is to experience the time gap between the eighties and the aughties.

What I found most interesting was that while I thought it would be more applicable to my current career as an information architect, I wished I would have read it while I was in the journalism world.

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From my perspective, the new century is rapidly becoming what could be characterized as a new “Renaissance” or if you prefer “Enlightenment” which these and other contemporary thinkers are now in the process of establishing.

There is a continual stimulus-response, cyclical action; remarks evoke other remarks, and the behavior of the two individuals becomes concerted, cooperative, and directed toward some goal. It’s difficult to read this now and imagine just how groundbreaking it was when it came out.

Information Anxiety

Apr 02, Sylvia Simioni rated it liked it. A holder of both M.

Richard Saul Wurman describes his work as ansiety promotion of understanding. Success in our connected world requires that we isolate the specific information we need and get it to those we work with.

Information anxiety – Richard Saul Wurman – Google Books

Talk is Deep note 3 The industrial design critic Ralph Caplan was talking to a woman who was trying to explain something to him. They, in turn, work with each other to form new meaning. Time and time again, studies have shown that the best communication occurs face to face.


This book explores the nature of how we think and learn. With simple, creative guidance, this book teaches readers how to learn what they want to learn from the media and other communication sources. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

If information is the product of the Digital Age, then the Internet is the transportation vehicle. Anziety words, we would be severely handicapped in both shaping our thoughts and communicating them to others. A conversation forms a two-way communication link. 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.

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: