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Welcome to the
Simplification Centre

Most of us struggle with the complex information we rely on to live our lives — forms to tax our car, contracts for mobile phones, loan agreements, user guides. We don’t think it has to be as bad as it so often is.

The Simplification Centre works with organisations who need to communicate complex information. We explore new ways to communicate, we help, we educate, and we put them in touch with their customers.



The 2015 Information Design Summer School


Our 2015 summer school, held on 7–11 September in Bath, used the facilities of Bath School of Art & Design. We timed it so it followed on from Vision Plus 2015, at Birmingham City University – the latest  in a series of conferences from the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), who are also partners in our summer school.

The summer school is a great networking experience, as well as a chance to immerse yourself in information design and simplification for a week, sharing experiences and with access to expert tutors. We will be running more in future years – follow this link for more information.

The 2015 summer school

Some comments from people who came to the 2015 summer school:

“The Simplification Information Design Centre Summer School was great – Beautiful location, great tutors, interesting peers. I can’t believe how much ground we covered in just a week. I guess the information was really well designed!”

“The summer school was great! I learnt so much and it was wonderful to be with people who had such a strong interest in information design no matter what their background!”

“Amazing week – learn so much about visual design. Rob & Clive were great tutors and the mix of theory and hands-on made this a highly worthwhile week.”