VI Style Guide to be redesigned in 2019
By Staff Report
Defense Visual Information
Fort Meade, Maryland, Oct. 24, 2018 —
Defense Visual Information and members of the Visual Information Editorial Board are considering a redesign of the Visual Information Style Guide (VISG) in 2019.
The VISG, which has had the same general format since 2009, is due for an upgrade, said DVI Lead Writer-Editor Thomas Ruyle.
“It’s time for a refresh,” he said. “Some of the example photos in there are seven years old, and the overall design could stand a revision.”
Ruyle also anticipates a moderate amount of content changes resulting from the upcoming revision of DoD Instruction 5040.02, which is expected in 2019.
“I don’t see anything fundamentally different, but I think we’re going to put a finer point on policy items relayed through the Guide,” he said.
Several DVI employees and VIEB members will have input on the Guide, and Ruyle welcomes input from the field.
“I definitely want to hear from the folks who use the VISG. Feedback helps us make a better product,” he said.
Send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘VI Style Guide’ in the subject line.
DVI also released the first version of the companion e-publication, or ePub, of the VISG in July.
The ePub is designed to be used on any mobile device with an e-reader app, and contains all of the information found in the classic version of the VISG.
Improvements to the ePub will be made with the next VISG edition.
Download the VISG and companion ePub at http://www.dimoc.mil/VI-Training/DoD-VI-Style-Guide/.