Information design, information science, and knowledge organization: A domain analysis from the perspective of complexity
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This paper aims to discuss the interrelations and interdisciplinarity of Information Design, Information Science, and Knowledge Organization; the place of Information Design, as a discipline, in course syllabi and the classifications of sciences in Brazil; the objects of study that are common and connect Information Design, Information Science, and Knowledge Organization; the area of knowledge of Information Design in Brazil according to the CAPES and CNPq classifications; the relation of Information Design to social studies, Information Science, and Knowledge Organization; and programs in Information Science offering courses in Information Design. As a methodology, we use a domain-analytical approach focusing on historical studies and the principle of social division of labor to discuss the Information Design domain from the perspective of complexity. We conclude that Information Design, Information Science, and Knowledge Organization share more than information as a common object of study. They also share common contents in higher education institutions.