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A Definition of Information Ecology


-Seeing communicative networks of relationships

Information ecology describes the social, communicative network of relationships between things (people, objects, technology). It can be used to explain the sharing of information and data.

In the context of design practice, working in this perspective heightens one's awareness of human relationships, interdependencies and the broader consequences of planning for action and activity. The concept of an ecology to information encourages broad, strategic thinking and ways that communication as a designed product can help people relate and interact.