Author Archives: Alison Black

Designing for Europe

Information designers, typographers, type designers, and europhiles will be interested in Paul Luna’s talk at ATypI in Montréal last week in which he presented materials from Reading’s archive of the graphic designers, Banks & Miles, whose work included communication design … Continue reading

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New publication on data presentation

September’s edition of the Royal Meteorological Society journal, Weather, features a paper (lead author, Matthew Lickiss) on the development of our quick guide to presenting data and uncertainty. The guide was developed during the large, NERC-funded project RACER, in which … Continue reading

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Information design research in context

It’s not unusual to be asked how information design differs from the wider field of graphic design; and what is research in information design. In her newly published short paper, Research in Graphic Design, in The Design Journal, Sue Walker … Continue reading

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Student researchers this summer

We’re delighted to welcome three summer researchers into the Department, Carmen Martinez-Freile, Sigrid Dalland and Louise Lee. The diversity of their research topics demonstrates the scope of the Department’s research. Carmen and Sigrid have just finished their Part 2 year … Continue reading

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New research to combat anti-microbial resistance

We are excited by the success of the research bid led by Sue Walker, Information design and architecture in persuasive pharmacy space: combating anti-microbial resistance (IDAPPS), which she submitted to AHRC, with Reading colleagues Flora Samuels, in Architecture, and Rosemary … Continue reading

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Typographic presentation and legal information

We’re looking forward to Jeanne-Louise Moys’ invited talk to Clarity, the international association promoting plain legal language. The talk will discuss research on the impact of typographic presentation on people’s perceptions of documents, carried out as part of Jeanne-Louise’s PhD, which … Continue reading

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Visualising Knowledge, Helsinki

Some of CIDR’s work will be presented today at Aalto University’s annual day seminar, Visualising Knowledge. Alison Black will start the day with a talk, Representing technical information for everyday communication, which will be based on CIDR’s recent work in … Continue reading

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New book on design for health

Congratulations to the editors of the newly published book Design for Health, Emmanuel Tsekleves and Rachel Cooper of Lancaster University’s design-led research centre ImaginationLancaster. The book forms part of Routledge’s series Design for Social Responsibility (edited by Rachel Cooper). It … Continue reading

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Communicating soil moisture forecasts in Ghana

Our first set of materials, communicating climate and soil moisture forecasts, is ready for field testing in Northern Ghana. This is a first design outcome of one of our collaborative projects with meteorologists, funded by NERC, who are drawing together … Continue reading

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Dementia Guide goes national

Today the Dementia Guide for Carers and Care Providers, the product of a collaboration with Health Education England Thames Valley, goes national at the Dementia 2020 conference, Royal Society of Medicine, London. The guide can be downloaded from Amazon for … Continue reading

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