IIID Conversations is a new series of informal events. As the name suggests, they are conversations as much as talks. The speakers make short presentations of their work or ideas, then we interview them and the conversation opens out to include everyone.
They are organised by the International Institute for Information Design (IIID). The first three are run in partnership with the Simplification Centre in the UK, which is organising the Information Design Summer School in April and May 2022.
The speaker on 3 April is 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.
Alex says "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."
What does it cost? The event is free for IIID members and for people attending the 2022 Information Design Summer School. For everyone else it is 5 euros.
When converting the start time to your time zone please note the time is 1300 UTC, not 1300 UK. The UK is on summer time, so this will be 1400 in the UK.