Author Archives: Alison Black

Inclusive design at University of Reading

CIDR member, Jeanne-Louise Moys, met with MP, Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disabled People, who visited University of Reading yesterday to learn more about the University’s Breaking Down Barriers project. Breaking Down Barriers aims to embed inclusive design in the University’s … 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: 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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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

Update: Following his post in CIDR Matthew was appointed lecturer at Brunel University, and in 2018 returned to the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication as a lecturer. Welcome to Matthew, our new CIDR research and administration assistant. He is currently … 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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Our research reaching a professional audience

Jeanne-Louise Moys’s doctoral research features in Design Week’s recent post on ‘Searching for new perspectives in typography’. Design writer Rick Poyner highlights some of Jeanne-Louise’s early findings and their implications for typographic research and practice. When Jeanne-Louise started her research … Continue reading

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