The basics: a guide to good writing and referencing

1 November 2018

In Typography at the University of Reading, a huge importance is placed on having a good academic writing ability. Week four and five of the… Read more

Making a ZINE: ‘I am, we are… different by design’

30 October 2018

Our second Baseline Shift session was run by Camara Dick, Seniz Husseyin, Malaika Johnson and Martha Macri, members of a group of students who have… Read more

DK at the University of Reading

17 October 2018

Our first Baseline shift Wednesday morning session kicked off this week and Typography students were lucky enough to receive a visit from two members of… Read more

Study Aboard at Monash University, Melbourne

9 August 2018

Hi, I am Jason from BA Graphic Communication Part 3. Welcome to my exchange journey to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia! Even though it is… Read more

Part 2: Editorial Design

13 June 2018

Staff have asked a team of Part 2 students to publish reflections on the work they produced for taught project over the past 12 months. This… Read more

Beyond awareness: inclusive design for Graphic Communication

6 March 2018

This week, Part 2 Graphic Communication students completed the inclusive design component of their integrated design modules. Building on the series of workshops (see BdB blog) we did earlier… Read more

Michael Twyman

Professor Michael Twyman on forms design and the history of forms

1 December 2017

(Cross posting from Centre for Information Design Research) We are delighted to be able to point you to a video of one of a series… Read more

Part 3s in Ravensburg

20 March 2017

Erasmus-supported Teaching Fellow, Sara Chapman and nine of our Part 3s spent Week 6 in Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) in the mediaeval town of Ravensburg, Germany.… Read more

Minister for disabled people visits Reading

21 October 2016

Yesterday, Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work visited the University of Reading to find out more about our transformative Breaking down Barriers… Read more

Soapbox host one of our typography summer placements

1 August 2016

Our Part 2 visiting student, Gabriela Lyrio Assreuy is spending her summer enjoying a stimulating, two-month placement at Soapbox. The London-based studio specialises in design that ‘helps leading policy, research and… Read more

Presses in action for open days

20 June 2016

Thank you to all our prospective applicants and their parents who visited the Department on Friday and Saturday as part of the University’s Open Days. We… Read more

Alumni visit to help with data visualisation with Part 2s

25 March 2016

We were very pleased to welcome alumni Craig Melvin to the Department during our recent Part 2 ‘Data Visualisation’ project. The Part 2 brief was… Read more

Inclusive design workshops for print and digital design

5 February 2016

This week our part 2 undergraduates participated in exciting inclusive design workshops as part of the Breaking down Barriers project. Students wore simulation gloves to… Read more

Giving constructive feedback

16 March 2015

Mariana Mota, Lead Interaction Designer at software and web apps company Oxford Computer Consultants, is writing a book on verbal communication and leadership for designers. Her first… Read more

Enhancing employability: our partnership with DPS

21 May 2013

Design & Print Studio (DPS) contributes significantly to our BA programme through modules in professional practice, more usually known as the ‘real jobs’ scheme. Students… Read more

Part 3 branding project

26 February 2013

Coinciding with a celebration of the work of Ken Garland and in the spirit of the First Things First manifesto, Part 3 students took on five not-for-profits and social… Read more

Supporting design studies in the EBacc

4 December 2012

We are the first institution, with Goldsmiths, to support the campaign to include design in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), a proposed new qualification. Currently, the EBacc will require pupils… Read more

Teaching award for Sara Chapman

27 September 2012

Congratulations to Sara, who has received one of the 2012 University Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. This scheme recognises and rewards individuals… Read more

Our students do Good for Nothing

17 February 2012

Reading University Design does Good for Nothing from Good for Nothing on Vimeo. Twenty-seven Typography & Graphic Communication students worked on creative briefs for four… Read more