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The 2017 Summer School: what people said

Written on October 3, 2017 at 10:26 pm, by

Every year we ask people to give us feedback via an anonymous survey, and at the end we ask if they’d like to write a message for us to use in publicising the next course. This is what they said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the 5 days at the information design summer school. The quality of  Continue Reading »

2017 summer school

Written on September 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm, by

Here we are at the latest summer school. We had a great time, with learning in both directions – participants shared their own expertise, which included DITA, behavioural insight, health communications, emergency communications, and comic strips. 

Still no response to the consultation on small print

Written on July 6, 2017 at 9:07 am, by

It’s over a year since we submitted a response to the consultation on consumer Terms and Conditions (T & Cs). See the blog post below: I recently prodded the (renamed) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and they have replied saying: ‘The Government is committed to making T & Cs more transparent and accessible  Continue Reading »

ASA condemn speeded up legal terms in radio ads

Written on June 29, 2017 at 8:26 am, by

If you ever wondered what the point is of the garbled ‘small print’ at the end of radio ads, it’s now official – there is no point to it at all. At least, that is one interpretation of a recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in response to a complaint against the broadband provider Plusnet.   Continue Reading »

Summer school now fully booked

Written on June 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm, by

This year the summer school booking was slow to get going, but now we’re fully booked, with the usual interesting mix of people with different interests and backgrounds. We’re really looking forward to it, as always – get in touch if you’d like to ask about 2018… it will almost certainly be in the same  Continue Reading »