DIKW Pyramid

DIKW Pyramid is a model that is useful in Personal Knowledge Management.

Data > Information > Knowledge > Wisdom

  • Data with context is information.
  • Information with understanding is knowledge.
  • Using knowledge to make better decisions and outcomes leads to Wisdom.

DIKW Pyramid

An alternative view is...

Data > Information > X > Knowledge > Wisdom

In my opinion, the X(the missing part) is Reflection. The process of thinking about the Information and putting it into practical use.