Information architect, author, innovator and map evangelizer Richard Saul Wurman sat down for a conversation with Kris Viesselman in front of a packed room at SNDDC Friday.
As Wurman likes to say, his greatest strength is his awareness of his own lack of understanding.
“Knowing about your lack of understanding makes you powerful,” he said, adding that while trying to understand what you don’t understand is the goal.
“Life is about solving that puzzle,” he said.
Wurman created the term “information architect” 40 years ago, writing extensively on the topic of information understanding. He created the TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment and Design) in 1984. He has written, designed and published more than 80 books.
Here’s an audio recap of Viesselman’s conversation with Wurman:
— by Julia Klement