Recently honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement Richard Saul Wurman, , B.Arch/M.Arch'59, has always sought ways to make the complex clear. He has written, designed and published 83 books on topics ranging from football to health care, to city guides, but he likes to say that they all spring from the same place-- his ignorance. Among other achievements, Wurman created the ACCESS city guides, using graphics and logical editorial organization to make places such as New York, Tokyo and Rome understandable to visitors. Perhaps most famously, Wurman created the TED conference in 1984, bringing together many of Americaʼs clearest thinkers in the fields of technology, entertainment and design. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/richard-saul-wurman.

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