Evaluation of humanitarian action guide
Client / ALNAP
Created at / Human After All
Awards / Winner of the Creativepool 2017 Publishing Award
A durable yet accessible field guide, designed to withstand the toughest of environments.
From earthquakes to epidemics and areas hit by civil war, ALNAP evaluates the work of humanitarian organisations, empowering them to learn from their interventions and helping them to operate more efficiently.
They asked us to create a guide for its humanitarian evaluators - a physical document that works as well out in the field as it would in an office environment. Our design aimed to be authoritative yet approachable, with a focus on clarity. All diagrams were given a unified treatment that emphasised simplicity, while an ultra-legible typeface was chosen to maximise ‘at-a-glance’ cognition. We also used colour coding, iconography and clearly-marked cross referencing to enable users to easily navigate around the hefty 366-page guide.
In tandem with the full printed guide, we also created a new, digitally-optimised iteration to be hosted on ALNAP’s website, allowing evaluators to access the guide in any location with an internet connection - even if their physical version isn’t within reach.