7 de agosto de 2007
It's been called "information anxiety," and who doesn't suffer from it? We're constantly bombarded by messages, all trying to make us look, to make us listen, to make us react. Some of these messages, however, are more important than others. Maybe we'd be better off without the junk mail and the commercials, but often the information we do need isn't provided in a way we can readily understand; think of all the instruction booklets, road, highway signs, electricity bills and tax forms you've tried to read that never seem to have the answer to your questions. These familiar forms of communication all contain information which may not necessarily excite or even interest you, but not understanding it could be expensive. How you interpret some information could even be a matter of life or death. The difference between being a survivor and a casualty may be as simple as finding the "Way Out" sign!
Information Design by Erik Spiekermann, 2002