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INTRODUCTION TO IBCS version 1.0

The International Business Communication Standards (IBCS or IBCS Standards) are practical proposals for the design of reports and presentations, meaning, in most cases, the proper conceptual, perceptual and semantic design of charts and tables.

 

Business Communication meets the IBCS Standards if it complies with the rules of three categories comprising the three parts of IBCS:

 
   

 

CONCEPTUAL RULES help to clearly relay content by using an appropriate storyline. They comprise the SUCCESS rule sets SAY and STRUCTURE based on the work of authors such as Barbara Minto[1]. More...

      

   

 



 

PERCEPTUAL RULES help to clearly relay content by using an appropriate visual design. They comprise the SUCCESS rule sets EXPRESS, SIMPLIFY, CONDENSE, and CHECK, based on the work of authors such as William Playfair[2], Willard Cope Brinton[3], Gene Zelazny[4], Edward Tufte[5] and Stephen Few[6]. More...

        

 

 

 

SEMANTIC RULES help to clearly relay content by using a uniform notation (IBCS Notation).They comprise the SUCCESS rule set UNIFY based on the work of Rolf Hichert and other IBCS Association contributors. More...

 

 

 

[1] Minto, Barbara: The Pyramid Principle, 3. edition, 2002

[2] Playfair, William: The Commercial and Political Atlas, 1786

[3] Brinton, Willard Cope: Graphic Methods For Presenting Facts, 1914

[4] Zelazny, Gene: Say it with charts, 4. edition, 2001

[5] Tufte, Edward: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2. edition, 2011

[6] Few, Stephen: Show Me the Numbers, 2. edition, 2012

   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 
 
 
 

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