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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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Congrats to Josefina and our MAID graduates

We’re thrilled to announce that CIDR doctoral researcher, Josefina Bravo is part of the Dear How To team who won the Jury Prize and a Gold Award in Didactics at this year’s IIID awards. Dear How To is a team of three graduates … Continue reading

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Signs of Christmas

The Sign Design Society and Information Design Association are organising an evening ‘Talkfest’ in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication on 7 December. Starting at 5 p.m., a tour the Department’s collections will be followed by a series of … Continue reading

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‘…communication is also hard, actually…’

‘The science is hard, the communication is also hard, actually; the policy making is also extremely hard.’ This is how Sir Mark Wallport, summed up the challenge of communicating and decision-making, given the complexity of the science behind weather and … Continue reading

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Join us at Design Research Society conference 2016

Alison Black and Sue Walker are chairing a session on Effective information design at the Design Research Society’s 50th anniversary conference in Brighton. The session, on Thursday 30 June,  includes papers on topics ranging from data visualisation to the design … Continue reading

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Reading to do: 18th–20th century with Professor Michael Twyman

Following the video posted last week, we have now uploaded a recording from another session of the Reading to do workshop hosted by CIDR in October 2015 (more information here). As part of the workshop, Professor Michael Twyman led a session showing the historical … Continue reading

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The secret life of wayfinding

Andrew Barker will be talking tomorrow at the Sign Design Society. Andrew, who is a book and information designer, is in the final stages of his postgraduate research in the Department of Typography at Reading. His research examines the different … Continue reading

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Information design for health: exhibiting history, theory and practice

The launch of the University’s Health Research theme yesterday provided an opportunity for CIDR to exhibit two aspects of its work – historical materials, held in the Otto and Marie Neurath Isotype Collection, showing public health communications, prepared in the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Matthew Lickiss

Welcome to Matthew, our new CIDR research and administration assistant. He is currently completing a PhD in document theory, following his MA and BA in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication. His main focus will be working as an … Continue reading

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‘Reading to do’ workshop

                      Welcome to visitors Ann Bessemans, Kevin Bormans and Maarten Renckens, from PXL, Belgium, Ann Marcus Quinn from the Department of Technical Communication, University of Limerick, Ireland, Theresa Schilhab from … Continue reading

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