Information Overload – The Resolve | Part 3

PART 3


Structure

All information must be structured in a way that’s hierarchical, so that the relationships would be obvious. Also, when there’s an accurate structure to the quantity of information, it seems logical and easily functional.

Structured Information.

Structured Information.

A Pathway

The structure of information should be designed in a way that all the quantity can be used by taking it up slowly and in a step-by-step manner. As humans, we’re not mostly great at multi-tasking. We’re efficient when we complete our tasks solitarily and calmly. With that in mind, information must also be dealt with in the same manner. Consider walking a pathway; it clearly defines the direction of traveling, even in the most confusing of environments.

Connectivity

The more information connects with the other facts of the concerned background, the more pertinent it feels. The facts shown within one part of information should be such that they consolidate other details coming from other parts. If any of them don’t connect, then they should clearly stand out as disconnected or isolated from the other parts.

Updating

Information certainly can’t be set in stone. As time progresses forward, the information must adapt to evolving circumstances. That’s how it can survive in the ever-changing world. Thus, the information must bring in itself appropriate changes to add new meaning which fits into new and developing situations. This process of updating is comparable to that of the human brain. Our brains update information naturally and continuously. Moreover, this process helps in evolving our personalities correspondingly in our evolving environments.

As the updating of information is important, so is the need for keeping track of all its preceding versions which allows having a record of the history and origin of the information. This can be useful for many reasons, one being; comparison between the different versions so people understand the need of updating.


Quantity

These days the quantity of resources is enormous and grows dynamically every single day. Many of these resources lack quality which adds to the noise and decreases clarity. Many times the reader or viewer spends time going over information already received from other sources. If there are discrepancies, or even some small differences in the way the information is displayed, that could create confusion, leading an individual to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume. This rushes us into distraction and slows deep learning or thinking. It must be kept in notice that an excessive quantity of information being more than required can lead to a needless consumption. There’s a specific measure of information that’s required in order to gain knowledge in a particular field. It’s best to create content in a quantity that’s satisfactory for its readers or learners to fully grasp the content over all aspects. The essence of the idea is to never clutter with content that is not vital.

Here’s a rather amusing illustration of the fact that people waste precious time as they have to re-consume information they already received from other sources.

The repetition of Information.

The repetition of Information.

Distinct Storage

The numbers of channels available today that share information are overwhelming. At times, it is rather awkward to manage them. Subsequently, all parts of information relating to a single topic must be accumulated in the same place, so that anyone could use it conveniently. The accumulation effectively solves the annoyance of hunting around finding what is needed, unintentionally wasting time.

The image below illustrates that when there is a clearly distinct storage for varying pieces of information, then it’s consequently easier to be understood.

Information stored distinctively.

Information stored distinctively.


Time

To evolve void or dull information into deep meaningful knowledge, information must be given enough time or the attention span it needs to fully captivate the learner and convey its meaning. The more focused we remain on a certain part, the more progress will be made in the long run as the information will be better retained. When this isn’t observed as we take in more than we can handle, that ultimately does little or nothing in the same interval, consequently ending up with wasted time. The brain must spend a longer amount of time in connecting it all together for a more coherent picture. Information must be allowed to sink in to the knowledge seeker’s mind. Hence, you can’t have information that’s hurried in delivery. It must have quality as well as clarity, so it could explain the meaning in the time that’s required.

Information needs more time.

Information needs more time.

Concise Quantity

Everyone isn’t out looking to read a book of 300 pages on something they want to briefly know about. Many people only intend to read its fundamentals and move to another subject. Therefore, the quantity of information should be deductible as required by the end user to facilitate the principles of priority and time management.


 Conclusion

This analysis was a short description of how information should be composed and dealt with by the different methods and procedures one could use. In our later assessments and observations we will provide our valued readers with more on the subject to further clarify the difficulties, along with our efforts to create technology that accomplishes managing and redefining information automatically, which is our core objective.


Authors
Photo of Sherbaz

The challenges that oppose me each day, teach me the importance of life growing stronger. Knowledge intrigues me for this same reason.

Photo of Jan Sher

The things that matter to me in life, revolve around the extent at which I must go to ensure fulfillment and gratification.

 

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