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IAP 2005 Activity

Information Representation & Clear Thinking
Matthew Boulos
Thu Jan 13, 03-04:30pm, 1-242

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

The way information is represented has an impact on the way we understand the world around us. This session starts by looking at the basic techniques that designers and information representation experts rely on in order to achieve effective communication. We will study their work and identify the particular principles in play that help them achieve their goals and we'll consider why this matters. The result we'll see is that the way we represent information comes to have a specific bearing on how we understand that information. By looking at particular case studies we'll explore this idea, and develop ideas of our own to make relevant our findings to our lives.
Contact: Matthew Boulos, boulos@mit.edu
Sponsor: Political Science
Latest update: 22-Dec-2004

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