Information Anxiety 2, Volume 2

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Que, 2001 - Social Science - 308 pages
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A follow up to the first edition, Information Anxiety 2 teaches critical lessons for functioning in today's Information Age. In this new book, Wurman examines how the Internet, desktop computing, and advances in digital technology have not simply enhanced access to information, but in fact have changed the way we live and work. In examining the sources of information anxiety, Wurman takes an in-depth look at how technological advances can hinder understanding and influence how business is conducted.

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User Review  - Kevin Laprocino - Goodreads

Still highly relevant. In an age of mis-information (data) overload, Richard Saul Wurman is the first to coin the term "Information Architect". You can tell he is a man who is truly on a lonely path ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dario Ferrando - Goodreads

A must read for every designer, a should read for everybody. Read full review

Contents

Since Information Anxiety was published in 1989 the sky has not fallen We still
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COMPLEXITY DOESNT NECESSARILY MEAN CONFUSION 106
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THE NONINFORMATION EXPLOSION
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About the author (2001)

With the publication of his first book in 1962 at the age of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of his life: that of making information understandable. A holder of both M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he has been awarded several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Graham Fellowships & two Chandler Fellowships. In 1991, Richard Saul Wurman received the Kevin Lynch Award from MIT for his creation of the ACCESS travel guides. In 1994, he was named a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & awarded a Doctorate of Fine Arts by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In 1995, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Art Center College of Design & was Chairman of Graphic Design & Product/Industrial Design of the1995 Presidential Design Awards.

Richard Saul Wurman continues to be a regular consultant to major corporations in matters relating to the design & understanding of information. He is married to novelist Gloria Nagy, has 4 children & lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

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