A grid is a way to organize a space into columns and rows by using vertical and horizontal lines to create squares or rectangles, like you might see in a chessboard or spreadsheet.

Grids are useful for organizing information according to two criteria. For example, the basic layout of a spreadsheet uses numbers to designate rows and letters to designate columns. So the items in the first column will be A1, A2, A3, and so on, while the numbers in the first row will be A1, B1, C1, and so on.

Grids make a space more legible, so it’s easier to find things and make comparisons. For example, many city streets are laid out in a grid, making it easier to find your way. A grid can be used to compare products by features, benefits, cost, and so on.

Do you have a space that’s hard to navigate, or a set of things that you want to compare? Can you make a grid to make it easier to navigate a space or make comparisons?

See also: Coordinates, Calendar.


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