Learning Ideas
Lessons learnt when developing GDRC's content


Hari Srinivas
Concept Note Series E-112. May 2020.


Developing the content of GDRC's 15 research programmes and the sub-themes within those programmes provide a unique opportunity in understanding and presenting information, particularly in presenting that information on GDRC's main medium of dissemination - its website and the social media channels.

These lessons are presented here, in short pithy paragraphs under an equally pithy title. The paragrahs are "collapsed". So to read them, please click the title to expand,and click it again to collapse.


  • Shoulders of Giants
  • Cities as barometers of progress
  • Problems-behind-problems [and solutions-for-solutions]
  • Bird in Hand and Two in the Bush
  • Walk the talk, and also talk the walk
  • The ultimate end-user: A kid!
  • Skip, Hop and Side-step ...
  • 1+1=11
  • Cooking in an Microwave Oven
  • Good Information Packaging
  • Hand-up, not Hand down
  • Info design strategy
  • Information Literacy
  • New Wine in Old Bottles
  • Localization, contextualization and customization
  • Homogeneity and Heterogeneity
  • Don't be afraid ...
  • Jazz and Information Design
  • What, when, where, which, why who, how, whether
  • Observe ...
  • Man-on-the-street
  • Formating Information (INFORMAT)
  • Education research, and practice
  • Lacks, Gaps, and Mismatches ...
  • Keeping the Forests and the Trees in View
  • The 200-page Manual
  • Cook books v/s Nutrition guides
  • The Info Design Cycle
  • The left not knowing what the right hand is doing ...
  • Making the 'A-ha' happen!
  • Another Person's Shoes
  • Info in three clicks
  • The Two Ends of a Telescope: Zooming in and out
  • Meta Information [Information on Information]
  • Jack of all Trades, and Master of Quite-a-Few
  • Asking questions
  • Not 1+2=3, but a+b=c
  • Eat an elephant bit by bit ...

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