Wurman, Richard Saul
Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and author, is considered a pioneer in making complex information clear. His eighty-plus books include Information Anxiety and the award-winning Access travel guides. He coined the term “information architecture,” a notion that holds that the explosion of data requires systemic design to make it understandable. Wurman also is the creator of the highly-influential TED conferences, uniting the themes of Technology, Entertainment, and Design.
In Glimmer: Wurman shows how to design one’s life based around endless learning.
Quote: “Learning is remembering what you’re interested in.”
TED Talk: TED host Wurman and architect Frank Gehry discuss the power of failure, and the all-important “Then what?” factor. (Feb. 2002)