Information Blueprints

Representation in Information Spaces


An example

What kinds of space does this diagram describe?

The space of the underground.

The space of the page.

The space-time of a journey.

Abstract spaces ...





Blueprints of Abstract Space



Diagrams are information spaces - visual information arranged in two spatial dimensions. But diagrams can also refer to other information spaces - the binary tree is a map of an abstract space of relationships. Diagrams can also create information spaces, acting as a blueprint to generate new information.


Record every decision taken when navigating an abstract map. What do you get?


A more abstract path - let's play "guess a number".

Complex abstract spaces

Any string of symbols can be described by a path through information space. The map of that space describes a language. Here is the map of the space of UK car registration plates: