Information anxiety

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Doubleday, 1989 - Business & Economics - 356 pages
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Information Anxiety is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. 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.

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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

THE NONINFORMATION EXPLOSION
31
A WORD IN SEARCH OF A DEFINITION
37
ACCESS IS THE ANTIDOTE TO ANXIETY
45
Copyright

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With the publication of his first book in 1962 at the age

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

Richard Saul Wurman cont1995 Presidential Design Awards.

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

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