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Journal Title: Information Design Journal
Volume/Issue:   19/3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. ii, 77 pp.

Table of Contents

Letter from the editor
203–204

Articles

Pie charts in financial communications
Wes Ervin
205–215

Towards usable mortgage information. Four user studies
Henk Pander Maat
216–232

What constitutes effective disclosure? A case study in designing accessible product information for investors
Julian Jenkins
233–248

Hot Topics

Introduction: Hot topics in information research
Max M. Louwerse
249

Personality and language in CMC
Alastair J. Gill
250–257

Introduction: Hot topics in information research
Oliver Wrede
258

Visual surveys with purposeful games
Ralf Hebecker and Holger Regenbrecht
259–271

Book Reviews

Designing for the digital age
Reviewed by Lisa Ehrenstrasser
272–274

Desiging diagrams
Rezensiert von Rick Lowe
275–276

Just my type
Reviewed by Robert Linsky
277–278
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
 
LL Issue: 23.4114