Category Archives: Research

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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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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Developing interactive eLearning resources

This week CIDR researcher, Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys visited the University of Limerick. Working with Dr Ann Marcus-Quinn (University of Limerick) and Dr Tríona Hourigan, Jeanne-Louise is developing interactive eLearning materials for a new digital study of typographic differentiation. The bespoke materials … 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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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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