Conversation with Alex Tyers, 3 May 2022 at 1300 UTC

Information design for financial communications

The next in our series of IIID Conversations is with Alex Tyers of Transmission Design, one of Australia’s leading information designers. With over 20 years experience of every variety of information design, he is an expert in instructional design, forms, customer communications and plain language.

During this session I will be talking about information design for financial communications. Most people I talk to express surprise that a bank statement, form or insurance letter is even designed at all, maybe because they are often so bad. However, I can confirm that – yes – financial communication design is a thing. I will be discussing how financial comms can be improved, and what can hold this back. I will be showing examples from projects I have worked on for financial organisations and highlighting some of the things I have learned. I look forward to chatting to you soon.

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Alex Tyers is one of Australia’s leading information designers. With over 20 years experience of every variety of information design, he is an expert in instructional design, forms, customer communications and plain language.

Transmission Design

Shi Ji: Design Education. Part 1

She Ji, the journal for Design, Economics and Innovation, has published its issue 6/1, dedicated to design education and guest-edited by Guillermina Noël.

Cover page of Shi Ji 6.1

She Ji, the journal for Design, Economics and Innovation, has published its issue 6/1, dedicated to design education and guest-edited by Guillermina Noël.

The journal is open source, you can download the whole issue or select articles of your choice under this link:

Shi Ji: Design Education. Part 1

Authors are:

  • Ken Friedman Tongji University, Shanghai;
  • Guillermina Noël University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, Switzerland;
  • Michael Meyer and Donald Norman, University of California at San Diego, USA;
  • Peter Jan Stappers et al, Deft Technological University, Netherlands;
  • Gjoko Muratovski, Ullman School of Design, University of Cincinnati, USA;
  • Johan Redström, Umea Institute of Design, Sweden;
  • Gunnar Swanson, California State University, USA;
  • Jorge Frascara, Formerly University of Alberta, Canada, and now University of Applied Design and Art, Lucerne, Switzerland. He interviews Richard Buchanan, Meredith Davis, Ken Friedman, Willard McCarty, Ezio Manzini, Donald Norman, Sharon Poggenpohl, and Saskia Sassen.

Summer school

Information Design Summer School

Tutors Rob Waller, Clive Richards and Karel van der Waarde

It’s an intense and exciting introduction to the field, and attracts many people who are not from an information design background, but who have problems they think information design can solve. 
We’ve had medical people, lawyers, technical writers and government administrators, for example.

The summer school is taking a break in 2020 but get in touch to find out about our future plans.