CHAPTER TEN

How to create information focus

One of the biggest problems that plagues creative people, who are naturally curious and tend to seek and take in lots of ideas, is information overload. It is very easy to be overwhelmed by all the input that comes from TV, radio, magazines, newspapers and especially the internet. Learning how to deal with what seems to be an ever-increasing flood is vital if you are to focus your effort where it will have most value. In this chapter you’ll find tools that will help you focus on the information you need and ignore the rest.

You are receiving ever more information

In 1990 information architect Richard Saul Wurman wrote a book called Information Anxiety. His central point was that we are inundated ...

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