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. Wurman identifies a special ailment of this age of communicationsso-called “ information anxiety,” caused, in his view, by an overwhelming flood of data, much . 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 .

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Lisa rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Refresh and try again. Unfortunately, its pretty impossible to find a copy of this book here in New Zealand. Still, Wurman exists as the Godfather of information architecture and his TED conferences are the fichard of futurism. From axniety the book.

Involve me and I learn. A must read to all who struggle with information in the 21st century. I believe I am bored when other people are bored, only faster. Gabriel Mothibedi rated it it was amazing Jul 03, When you can admit that you don’t know, you are more likely to ask the questions that will enable you to learn.

I skimmed for roughly two minutes and I about threw up. Designing the Dredge Cycle Aqueous Ecologies: There is no other communication device that provides such subtle and instantaneous feedback, nor permits such a range of evaluation and correctibility. At least in the absolute sense, it is impossible to share our thoughts with someone else, for they will not be understood in exactly the same way.

Rayleen Mace rated it really liked it Feb 10, I am interested when others are interested, only more interested. There is still only one method for transmitting thought, for communicating information in a manner that somewhat captures the spirit of the mind: And, suddenly, the appellation could be applied to something that didn’t necessarily have to inform.


Rica rated it it was amazing Dec 30, A holder of both M. Tamara says, “Mostly theoretical, but quite interesting in gichard of people’s emotions regarding the need for knowledge.

Stoss in Detroit From Landscaping to Infrastructure: Parametric Aquaculture and Urbanism Wild Innovation: It enables us to communicate our thoughts in a manner that closely models the way they occur in our minds. Chris Noessel rated it really liked it Aug 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want infirmation read. Reading this book actually made me more anxious than most others I’ve read.

Conversation can be a mirror anxieyy the mind, a petri dish for ideas. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He has written eighty-one books. This definition remained fairly constant until the years immediately following World War II, when it came in vogue to use ‘information’ as a technological term to define anything that was sent over an electric or mechanical channel. Quotes from Information Anxiety.

Information Anxiety 2 by Richard Saul Wurman

No eBook available Amazon. This is a book about clarification. One final annoyance — in a book titled “Information Anxiety,” I found that the quotes and other bits strewn all over the margins anxiet it difficult for me to decide whether to follow the main linear text or break off and read the quotes. About Richard Saul Wurman.

Even though the content is rather dated, ten years later, Wurman’s ideas are still quite sound. The industrial design critic Ralph Caplan was talking to a woman who was trying to explain something to him.


What is information anxiety? definition and meaning –

No trivia or quizzes yet. Alas, too often the human voice is lost, and our communication skills come up short.

Information must be that which leads to understanding. That can be done through the influence of special kinds of people—people of extraordinary personal connection. Yet, in our information-hungry era, it is often allowed to masquerade as information. Raul rated it liked it Feb 27, Raphael rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Lauren Albert rated it liked it Oct 13, I read this for a library science class, but it’s really intended more for people in the work force.

Excerpts reprinted with permission from Richard Saul Wurman. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the business community.

Sarah Evelyn rated it it was amazing Jan 31, However, not as groundbreaking as its predecessor. In their landmark treatise inThe Mathematical Theory of Communication, authors Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver define information as that which reduces uncertainty.

Jul 01, Robert Grossman rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Information Anxiety

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This man is a genius. Feb 28, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: