Individual: Data, Information, and Knowledge

Resource:® course, “Learning Infographic Design” by Amy Balliett
Section 1.2 of chapter 1  – explains  the differences between each – this is the foundational knowledge for this assignment. <I added this item as your instructor, you are welcome!>

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Now that you know the definitions of data, information and knowledge, compare and contrast all three terms using the following scenario:

Big Bank runs a free daycare service for all of its employees. The company wants to easily identify employees who use the service and where it is best for parents to pick up their kids based on the multiple locations. The bank locations are all in the city of Chicago. Each location has at least 75 employees. The bank consistently is ranked within the top 100 places to work. Each location offers at least one restaurant on site. Food trucks are brought in once a month for variety.

Each employee can have multiple children enrolled in the daycare center.

Employees can be described by their employee ID number, first name, last name, phone number, and work location.

Children can be described by their first name, last name, gender, and date of birth.

Because children are provided with lunch and snacks, it is important to track dietary restrictions (e.g., gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.).

Each child is assigned to one of three rooms based on age, maturity, and parents work location.

Develop a 1-page document (approximately 350 words is a page) to compare and contrast the terms data, information, and knowledge.

Alternatively, create an infographic using an infographic maker such as Piktochart, Venngage, or Canva.

Include the answers to the following questions in your document or infographic:

Why does it matter if an information system developer mixes up the terms data, information, and knowledge?

What consequences might result in designing an information system if the terms were interpreted improperly?

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Materials® Video Access®: Learning Infographic Design
Ch. 1, Introduction to Information Systems


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