The GDRC Programme on Information Design
So what information should be presented in order to assist coherent decision-making? How can it meet the needs of the user?
Information Design is the practice of collating, packaging and displaying information to communicate and meet the needs of the user, for intended purposes. It uses effective design principles, offline and online, in order to understand the essence and meaning of the professed information. Information design practices takes graphic design principles and applies and integrates it with text.
GDRC Research Resources
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Highlights of GDRC Research
What is Information Design? Some Definitions
Concept Note Series. E-085.
Packaging Knowledge: An Information Continuum
Policy Analysis Series E-086.
Leadership in the Information Age
Policy Analysis Series E-087.
Info-Ideas: Presenting Information
Management Tools Series E-088.
Jack of all Trades, and Master of Quite-a-Few
Management Tools Series E-089.
What is GDRC doing now?
  Currently, GDRC is focussing on skills needed for effective design of information products. It is looking at information design as a bridge between knowledge creation and data/information delivery.

Have a look at the planned publications under this programme

Pedagogy: Learning about Learning [Blog]
The NGO Cafe: Working with the Media
GDRC's Capacity Building Policy, an exercise in information management
• Other programmes under GDRC's Information Sphere

Information Design
This programme is a part of:
More information on GDRC's Information sphere
  GDRC's Information Sphere  
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More information on the WWW Virtual LibrariesThis GDRC programme is a designated 'WWW Virtual Library' on Information Design


he information you have is not the information you want. The information you want is not the information you need. The information you need is not the information you can obtain. The information you can obtain costs more than what you can pay.
- Peter Bernstein

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