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More on illegible fonts and learning

Written on October 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm, by

I’m delighted to have heard back from Stephen Banham at RMIT who says that this research is in its infancy and that research papers will follow over the next six months or so.  Tweeting about Sans Forgetica brought some precedents to light. In particular, Dominique Joseph alerted me to previous discussions in the plain language  Continue Reading »

Sans Forgetica… hmmm

Written on October 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm, by

Newspapers the world over have featured a new font developed by RMIT, the Australian university, which claims to aid learning. It’s got a great name, Sans Forgetica, but its designer’s claim sounded preposterous enough for me to check it wasn’t published on 1 April. Designed to be slightly illegible, it slows readers down, and the  Continue Reading »

Information Design Solutions and Problems: one day symposium

Written on June 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm, by

On 9 September we’re holding a one day get together of information designers, just before the Summer School starts, in Bath.  The Executive Board of the IIID will be in town for a meeting, and the summer school participants will be arriving. So we thought: why don’t we put them together in a room to  Continue Reading »

That consultation on small print: latest news (none)

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm, by

Today The Times reports: “Tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money has been squandered by the government on public consultations that have come to nothing, The Times can reveal. Ministers have commissioned more than 1,600 since the Conservative Party’s victory at the 2015 election, an average of more than two every working day. More  Continue Reading »

2018 Summer School announced

Written on February 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm, by

We’re very excited to announce the next summer school, which will be 10-14 September 2018. This year it’s at the University of Bath in the architecture department. This is the UK’s top-rated architecture school and they have a great new teaching space with numerous break-out spaces for small groups to work together.  Another innovation this  Continue Reading »