Information Overload – When Information Becomes Noise

Resource Author:  Steve Nguyen
Resource Date:  05/18/2011
Resource Name:  Workplace Psychology
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In “Information Overload: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions,” an article for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Learning Innovations Laboratory (LILA), Joseph Ruff says that we are bombarded with so much data that we’re on information overload. Simply put, information overload is when our ability to process information has passed its limit, and further attempts to process information or make accurate decisions from the surplus of information leads to information overload.