Information, as defined by the idX* group, “is the result of processing, manipulating and organizing data in a way that adds to the knowledge of the person receiving it“.
Design, as approved by the IIID General Assemblies 1993 and 2000,
“is the identifying of a problem and the intellectual creative effort of an originator, manifesting itself in drawings or plans which include schemes and specifications”.
Accordingly, information design “is the defining, planning, and shaping of the contents of a message and the environments in which it is presented, with the intention to satisfy the information needs of the intended recipients” (IIID definition modified by the idX* group).
*International Institute for Information Desing