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Short presentation by Peter Simlinger and Veronika Egger on the role of information design for conveying complex issues and supporting decision making. Brief introduction to information design and ...

Short presentation by Peter Simlinger and Veronika Egger on the role of information design for conveying complex issues and supporting decision making. Brief introduction to information design and possible applications in the context of the Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies.

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    • Transforming Data for Decisions International Institute for Information Design (IIID) Peter Simlinger Veronika Egger The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 1
    • The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 2
    • E. Pastor, OECD-Workshop at DD4D The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 3
    • Statisticians, economists, information designers, psychologists Creating a meaningful story Making a difference through information The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 4
    • The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 5
    • More than visualisation The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 6
    • Designing information does not necessarily mean converting data into pretty charts and graphs.  It means converting data into the sort of information that provides useful knowledge to decision makers. The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 7
    • Identifying the decision makers • Who they are • What motivates them • What media influence them • What social and economic pressures they are exposed to • How they can be reached The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 8
    • Identifying the needs of decision makers which take on different qualities in different contexts Circle of critical importance – people are more likely to relate to issues closer to their personal concerns (Lin, 2009) The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 9
    • ID process • Collecting relevant data • Structuring the information • Use of appropriate media and style of presentation • Ensure interactivity/participation • Considering the social context and consequences • Evaluate and measure the outcome The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 10
    • ID process The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 11
    • IIID and the Global Project Outlook 2010–2011 (...) the issue is how to identify a small number of areas the Project should focus on, considering the limited resources available. The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 12
    • Increase agricultural productivity in rural India • Identifying the needs of small farmers • Identify best practice/practitioners • Use mobile phone as central, interactive device to: - inform and educate farmers - gather relevant data - encourage knowledge transfer and sharing with peers The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 13
    • ID implications • Providing high quality information - fitting the purpose - comprehensible on mobile phone displays - delivered at the right time - facilitating interaction with provider • Envisaged partners: IIID, Insitute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 14
    • Two other topics: • Falling fertility rates/ageing society (envisaged partners: IIID and Taiwan National University of Technology) • Improving water supply (envisaged partners: IIID, Universities in Austria, Partners in Africa, e.g. Calheta de São Miguel, Santiago, Cabo Verde) The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 15
    • IIID Worldwide membership organisation to develop research and practice in information design IIID is recommended by UNESCO as a partner organization for world wide co-operation on matters of information design IIID is an Associate of the “Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies“ www.iiid.net The 3rd OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy“ 16