Category Archives: Announce

Welcome Keith Tam!

This month, we are welcoming Keith Tam to the Department, who is joining us as the new Director for the MA in Information Design and the MA in Creative Enterprise programmes. We are very excited about Keith’s arrival. He has extensive experience in … Continue reading

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Growing design research from PLanT (Partnership in Learning and Teaching) projects

Jeanne-Louise Moys is leading a collaborative staff and student project – ‘Typo-resource’ – to develop a hub of online resources for our graphic communication students. Although a teaching development project, it draws on our strengths in user-centred design to explore … Continue reading

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New book on Information Design

We’re delighted to see the publication of Emeritus Professor Jorge Frascara’s new edited book ‘Information design as principled action: Making information accessible, relevant, understandable, and usable’, which adds to his many influential books and articles on information design. We’re looking … Continue reading

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Weather forecasts and how people understand uncertainty

The results of the study on weather forecasts undertaken by undergraduate researchers, Matthew Standage, Rachel Bartlett and Shymali Abraham have been published in the latest issue of Meteorological Applications. The research explores how members of the public understand and interpret weather forecasts (rain probability and … Continue reading

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Information design to improve care of acute kidney injury

Centre for Information Design has completed its collaborative project with Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH), funded by Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, to use information design to increase implementation of the NICE care bundle for treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). … Continue reading

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Successful undergraduate summer research project

Congratulations go to Part 3 students, Mel Towriss and Peter Loveland (pictured above) who, over the summer, took part in the University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) and worked with Centre for Information Design Research. Their project examined how on-screen … Continue reading

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Launch of dementia carers’ handbook

Last week saw the launch of the Berkshire Healthcare handbook for carers of people with dementia. The handbook is the product of a joint research project between Centre for Information Design Research and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust to understand the … Continue reading

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Biodiversity mapping design project

The University has launched its biodiversity mapping tool, KiteSite, which is to be used in teaching to track sightings of plant and animal life and, through GPS, map their location on campus. The tool was developed from existing open-source software … Continue reading

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IDC 2014: Information design matters

Here at CIDR we are gearing up for the next Information Design Association (IDA) conference, Information design matters, on 7–8 April at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London. There is an impressive programme, which promises to provoke some interesting … Continue reading

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Designing to communicate forecast uncertainty

Meteorologists aim to predict potentially disastrous weather events to a level that can help the public take action to guard against loss. The weather science behind these predictions involves a degree of uncertainty that is sometimes difficult for non-specialists to … Continue reading

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