The Science of Where is our tree. Data feeds the trunk. The leaves, the flowers, and its fruits are understanding. Understanding precedes decisions and actions. We map to achieve such an orchard of understanding.
Richard Saul Wurman, with Jack Dangermond and Esri, has created a new publication to realize some useful patterns, often idiosyncratic. These patterns—some numeric, some graphic, some visual, some comparative, some conversational, and some computational—allow us to understand the world around us.
UnderstandingUnderstanding is eclectic, as was the TED conference that Wurman created in 1984. It explains the diversity of patterns of understanding. All maps are patterns that give us the ability to perceive. This capacity is the seed of the GIS and information architecture thinking revolution created by Dangermond and Wurman 50 years ago. Below is a list of contributors to this new book, each of them contributing their particular method of understanding.
Sample of Table of Contents—The Last 7 Chapters
Selection of Contributors
Former Dean of Yale School of Art
Academic, Businessman, and Author
Team Lead for IBM's Watson
Data Visualization Expert
Author and NOVA Host
CEO of @radical.media
Founder of IDEO
Author of How Things Work
Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio
Photographer and Writer/Editor
Former WSJ Columnist
Political Technology Consultant
Policy Analyst and Author
Creator of TEDx
For more information on UnderstandingUnderstanding, head to www.uursw.com. There you can read about the contributors and view the full table of contents.
UnderstandingUnderstanding | Harcover | 708 pages | 10" x 10" | Retail: $75 | Available on Amazon July 15, 2017