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Afterword: In Conversation with Richard Saul Wurman

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Richard S. Wurman, architect, designer, inventor of the TED conference and author of many books, including Information Architects, reveals in an interview with Dan Klyn his dislike of public speaking early in his career when he felt he didn’t have much to say. He contrasts this to his great passion of discovering how important it is for him to understand concepts at their basic, root level so as to be able to then communicate that understanding to others. It was this, more than anything, that has driven his career in many ways, and how he gave birth to the notion of systematic explaining, which turned into architecting information.

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Klyn, D. (2021). Afterword: In Conversation with Richard Saul Wurman. In: Resmini, A., Rice, S.A., Irizarry, B. (eds) Advances in Information Architecture. Human–Computer Interaction Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63205-2_25

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