Information design challenge

Redesign of a Telephone Bill 

If you are a student studying visual/communication design try to solve this problem. Imagine, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) is instructing the telephone providers in India to standardize* the design of the telephone bill for the ease of customer comprehension. The idea is to reduce the diversity of appearances of elements which are common to the bill.

Being a communication design student, respond to this challenge. What should be standardized in a telephone bill and why? How consistency in the display of certain elements can be beneficial to service providers as well as customers. It is an opportunity to understand the features offered by each telecom provider and marry them to their customer’s needs. 
*Standardize - the process of making something conform to a standard.
*Standardization is the process of creating standards to guide the creation of a good or service based on the consensus of all the relevant parties in the industry. Know more...

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Last updated: 9 APR. 2020
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The Second page of the PDF helps you generate a design brief for the problem.
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Mandar Rane
Prof. Mandar Rane
Communication Design
Faculty IDC, IIT Bombay
Prof. Uday Athvankar
Prof. Uday Athavankar 
Product Design
Faculty IDC, IIT Bombay
Primary Audience:
Communication Design students: B.Des + M.Des
1. Knowledge of basic typography
2. Awareness of elements and principles of design 
3. Visual Order - Rationalizing grammar of design decisions 
4. Design challenge 1 - Completed 
Cover illustration: Designed by pikisuperstar / Freepik
Design Byte illustration - Girl reading a book by Freepik
Reference paper on Research Gate:
Before you begin the task it is good to see what has been done in this space. I recommend reading this paper on Research gate with regards to telephone bill redesign. It is quite old as it dates back to January 1990.

Why I am recommending it in the world of digital media?
because the rules of organising visual elements are fundamental to any arrangement. Reading that paper will help you understand the design process. It is a good start for you to solve this problem.
What are design bytes on my website?
Design bytes are small snippets of good to know information with regards to the content on this page.