Recent projects in information design

SimplificationNOMS Equality impact Assessment Tool

Our simplification research continues the work started by the Simplification Centre. While part of the University, Simplification Centre carried out consulting work for National Offender Management Service (PDF - 153KB),
HM Revenue and Customs (PDF - 63KB) and Department for Work and Pensions
(PDF - 59KB)

You can find out more about Simplification Centre's work from 2008-11 in its Report
(PDF - 636KB)
and its technical papers are available to download here.


Isotype Revisited

The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication has extensive collections of printed materials which are the foundation for historical research but also act as a springboard for considering current approaches to information design.

The early-mid 20th Century approaches to presenting public information in the Otto & Marie Neurath Isotype Collection were the focus of the Isotype revisited project, funded by AHRC, from 2007-11.

Principal Investigator: Eric Kindel


Designing documents for everyday life 1815-1914

The project analysed the design of documents for everyday use, at a time when literacy was increasing and the roots of information design were being established. Funded by AHRC, 2006-10.

Principal Investigator: the late Paul Stiff.


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