星期五, 6月 09, 2006

Lesson 2 Reflection

In the first lesson, I learned some ideas about visual representation. In my point of view, I really agree that visual representation is much easier and quicker for readers to understand, compared with text representation. That why I like to read comics, rather than fictions. However, I don’t believe that all information is good to be represented visually. For instances, if we would like to represent some statistic data accurately, it would be better to use text to represent such data. Therefore, for my understanding, I think visual representation is good for representing the whole picture of some ideas, whereas text representation is good for representing some accurate data.

During the last lesson, I remember that we were discussing about the differences between information and data. I missed the chance to express my opinion so I would like to mention in my blog. In my point of view, I think data is some objects or texts which have no meaning. For instances, number 5 has no meaning if we do not apply the number to represent something. On the other hand, I think information is representing something which has meaning. For instances, a sentence “who are you?” has a meaning behind. So it should be a information.

1 Comments:

At 星期二, 6月 13, 2006, Blogger Mr. Chan CB said...

So do you think "information" is something very personal and intrinsic? That is, what seems to be information to you is just data to me.
For instance, your example of "5 who are you?" may not mean anything to me (data). But to you, this can be the password for your online bank account (information)!

 

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