We're a non-profit, promoting clear information for citizens and customers.

Our lives are run by complex information – forms, contracts, bills, user guides, and so on.

Many of us struggle with documents and websites. We make mistakes because we're rushed, over-optimistic, sick, confused or worried. Or perhaps we just aren't confident with reading.

The Simplification Centre helps organisations to make complex information clear, through guidance, advocacy, education and research.

We go beyond plain English, and use design thinking, typography, diagramming and testing to make information better.

Information design and academic disciplines

What academic disciplines are relevant to information designers and why.

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Improved but nowhere near OK

Last July the Behavioural Insights Team in the UK reported on a remarkably thorough study of evidence-based ways to improve the understanding of consumer contracts. Seems very welcome but there are problems lurking beneath the surface

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Beyond the jargon – simplifying privacy information

We're very happy to partner with Protecture to present a workshop on the design of privacy information. It's on 20 November 2019 in Bristol.

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