The information model gives a theoretical overview of the three research papers and
our thesis to date. The model is a still graphic in the form of a downloadable PDF that
visualizes the relationships certain practices have within the paradigm of Italian Design.
If one looks to the top right corner, they will notice an explanatory legend of how to read
the seemingly dense and complex model. In this sense, it is hierarchically designed with
larger type defining larger ideas or categories, and the finer grain details in the smaller
scale. In retrospect, the function of this model holds its purpose to clarify theoretical
relationships within the innovation practices of Italy as a design nation.
If you wish to know more about a particular designer who may be quoted here within
the Research Papers, you can visit their profile in the “Interviews” section
of the website and you will find several more quotes by the same designer, theorist or
company. The information model can be read in advance of reading one or more of the papers
or afterwards, to provide clarity. But, in essence of this, the information model is meant
to complement and clarify the context of the research papers.