The Architecture of Information: Architecture, Interaction Design and the Patterning of Digital Information

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This book looks at relationships between the organization of physical objects in space and the organization of ideas. Historical, philosophical, psychological and architectural knowledge are united to develop an understanding of the relationship between information and its representation.

Despite its potential to break the mould, digital information has relied on metaphors from a pre-digital era. In particular, architectural ideas have pervaded discussions of digital information, from the urbanization of cyberspace in science fiction, through to the adoption of spatial visualizations in the design of graphical user interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages192
ISBN (Print)0415561833
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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