How I Arrived at the Title of My Book “Figure It Out”

Figure It Out: How We Get from Information to Understanding

Oh my! Remember this from way back when?

Person: Oh, what’s your book about?

Me: How we ‘Design for Understanding’.

Person: That sounds… interesting.

(deafening silence, before the topic changes)

“The book is about how we get from information to understanding”

“Information is cheap. Understanding is expensive.”
—Karl Fast

I really like this concept, that “understanding” is finding a pattern in the random jumble of things.
Yeah, yeah, I know I shouldn’t be doing this.

Figure it out.

‘figure it out understanding book’

‘figure it out book’

Figure It Out: How We Get from Information to Understanding

Just prototyping. Trying to get a feel for the title — nothing more!

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