Information Design:
Lessons Learnt at GDRC




Hari Srinivas
Management Tools Series E-092. June 2015.


D
eveloping and implementing the activities of GDRC's 15 programmes are in itself an exercise in good (and not so good!) information design. The experience has generated a number of lessons that were first shared in the monthly newsletter of GDRC, "Mosaic". This is now presented below in a consolidated and easy-to-use manner.

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  • The Quest: So What??
  • Localization, contextualization and/or customization
  • Homogeneity and Heterogeneity
  • Hand-up, not Hand down
  • Cook books v/s Nutrition guides
  • Cities as barometers of progress
  • Info in three clicks
  • Education research, and practice
  • Observe ...
  • Skip, Hop and Side-step
  • Eat an Elephant Bit by Bit
  • The battle for Sustainability ...
  • Asking questions
  • 1+1=11
  • Don't be afraid ...
  • Info design Strategy
  • The Info Design Cycle
  • Why GDRC?
  • The Two Ends of a Telescope: Zooming in and out
  • Lacks, Gaps, and Mismatches ...
  • Man-on-the-Street ...
  • Information Life Cycle
  • Not 1+2=3, but a+b=c
  • Cooking in an Microwave Oven
  • Jazz and Information Design
  • Information Literacy
  • The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing ...
  • Problems-behind-problems (and solutions-for-solutions)
  • Meta Information [Information on Information]
  • Keeping the Forests and the Trees in View
  • Good Information Packaging
  • What, when, where, which, why who, how, whether
  • New Wine in Old Bottles
  • Making the ‘A-haEhappen!
  • Bird in Hand and Two in the Bush
  • Jack of all Trades, and Master of Quite-a-Few
  • The 200-page Manual
  • Formatting Information (INFORMAT)
  • Shoulders of Giants

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