Thursday, 30 December 2010

Model 4: data, information, knowledge, wisdom

The Model from Infovis below shows just what I always struggle in explaining to tohers as to why the results of one project cannot just be pushed onto other, adopting, groups.
The producers, the pilot projects, create the basic data and some information (patterns) about it. The consumers (the adopters) need to retest this in their own environment.  Any pilot project that can be written up in a way that helps the consumer to bridge the gap from information to knowledge will likely be more successful at spread than others. This can include things like: you can adapt this in the following way, we did the following and it didn't work but it may work in xyz circumstances etc.

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