Information design links

These links are to information design and plain language resources.

Centre for Plain Language

The Center for Plain Language wants government and business documents to be clear and understandable.

“We support those who use plain language, train those who should use plain language, and urge people to demand plain language in all the documents they receive, read, and use.”

Plain English Campaign

A UK based organisation offering the Crystal Mark accreditation for documents that use Plain English. The Crystal Mark is something I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about.

Plain Language Commission

A UK based organisation offering accreditation for documents that use Plain English. definition of Plain English

The Design Council’s ‘business case for information design’ written by Sue Walker and Mark Barratt

Cheryl Stephen’s Plain Language Wizardry site

Cheryl Stephens has written a series of plain language books.

I recently collaborated with Cheryl, contributing to the design chapter and designing her Plain Language in Plain English book. The book also included a version of my bmi baby baggage allowance text piece of work.

The NY Times learning network resource on infographics

Apart from the fact I’m getting ever more frustrated with the lack of differentiation between data visualisation and information graphics, this NY Times resource is a fantastic list of all things data visualisation related.

If you know of an organisation or resource that might be of interest to people who visit my site, please send me a link to and I’ll take a look.

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