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31/01/2017

Information Design Handbook

We are proud to contribute to a brand new reference book. Many in the Consumation team contributed to the pro bono experimental research that is documented here. Our case study shows how design details in medicine leaflets make a big difference. We also show how careful, user-centered design can encourage people to read medicines leaflets, whereas the same leaflet, poorly designed, proves too daunting. This authoritative book features examples and reviews of design research in lots of other topics too. 

Information design as a discipline provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages and cultures, convey complicated instructions, even change behaviours. Information Design: research and practice offers an authoritative guide to this important multidisciplinary subject. The book weaves design theory and methods with case studies of professional practice from leading information designers across the world. The heavily illustrated text is rigorous yet readable and offers a single, must-have, reference to anyone interested in information design or any of its related disciplines such as interaction design and information architecture, information graphics, document design, universal design, service design, map-making and wayfinding. Details here.