Category Archives: Research

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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New book . . .

CIDR is delighted to announce the publication of Information design research and practice, a Gower book published by Routledge. The editors, Alison Black, Paul Luna, Ole Lund and Sue Walker have had the pleasure of working with leading academics 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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Visualising uncertainty, MA ID workshop

Last Friday CIDR ran a workshop with the MA Information Design course, investigating the visualisation of natural hazard and meteorological uncertainty information. A fictional design scenario was used for the day, along with a series of mocked-up forecast documents, representing … Continue reading

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Uncertainty and visualization in volcanic ash forecasting

Alison Black and Matthew Lickiss accompanied colleagues Kelsey Mulder, Andrew Charlton-Perez and Rachel McCloy, from the University of Reading’s Meteorology and Psychology Departments to a workshop on Volcanic Ash Forecasting at the Royal Academy of Engineering. This was part of CIDR’s collaboration on … 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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Reading to do: everyday experiences

In October last year CIDR hosted an EU funded workshop, Reading to do. As an introduction to the workshop, each participant brought along examples of printed and electronic documents they had used recently in order to carry out a task … 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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Face Forward in Dublin

The Face Forward conference on typography was held at the beautiful campus of the Institute of Technology in Dublin over two days last week. CIDR member Keith Tam presented his work on Chinese–English bilingual document design. Keith gave an overview … 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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