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A new way to consider the management of growing amounts of information is to study the form or structure of that information. Now that more of our information is in motion—and users are seeing this motion and it is changing their information experience and expectations—we need management tools that take motion and dynamically changing perspectives into account. Once we build these tools, we lift our perceptions above the static confines of the printed page to a networked overview of the digital landscape. These tools and the accompanying shifts in our perception provide topsight, the ability to see how salient pieces and parts fit together. This makes our information much more useful.

The third article in this series will introduce another formal alternative to static page views: Orbital Information Management Maps, or OIM2, that provide orbital ways of configuring and mapping information.

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