Jeanne-Louise Moys

Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys is an Associate Professor in the University of Reading’s Department of Typography & Graphic Communication and a University Teaching Fellow. Building on her wide-ranging design and communications industry experience, she engages in user-centred design research across a range of everyday communication contexts and genres. She is particularly interested in inclusive design, information design, typography’s role in genre identification and how issues of design and identity intersect. She also engages in pedagogic research. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Moys, J-L. (2019). 'Repositioning aesthetics to improve synergies between research and practice – A typographic perspective'. In M. Dyson, K. Mastoridis & N. Sioki (eds.), Design for Visual Communication: Challenges and Priorities, Cambridge Scholars, pp.36-50.

Moys, J-L., Loveland, P. & Dyson, M. (2018). 'eInk versus paper: Exploring the effects of medium and typographic quality on recall and reading speed'. Visible Language 52 (3): 73–93.

Moys, J-L., Martínez-Freile, C., McCrindle, R., Robson, H., Meteyard, L. Kendrick, L. & Wairagkar, M. (2018). 'Exploring illustration styles for cueing therapy and assistive technologies for people with aphasia'. Visible Language 52 (3): 95–111.


Moys, J-L. (2018). 'Promoting diversity through developing a sense of community'. International Journal for Students as Partners 2 (2): 135–143.

Moys, J-L., Collier, J. & Joyce, D. (2018). 'By design: Engaging Graphic Communication students in curriculum'. Video submission to Journal of educational innovation, partnership and change 4 (1):


Moys, J-L. (2017). 'Visual rhetoric in information design: Designing for credibility and engagement'. In A. Black, P. Luna, O. Lund & S. Walker (eds.), Information Design: Research and Practice, Farnham: Gower, pp.204–220.

Lee, R. & Moys, J-L. (2016). 'Exploring the relationship between language and design: A study of Hong Kong newspapers'. Visible Language 50 (2): 127–149.

Loveland, P., Moys, J-L., Tollett, T. & Towriss, M. (2016). 'Typo-resource: Developing T&L support materials through collaboration'. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change 2 (1):

Moys, J-L. (2014). 'Typographic layout and first impressions – Testing how changes in text layout influence readers' judgments of documents'. Visible Language 48 (1): 40–67.

Moys, J-L. (2014). 'Investigating readers' impressions of typographic differentiation using repertory grids'. Visible Language 47 (3): 96–123.

Funded by the European Union