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Doodler and graphic recorder Dr. Jess Wade: “making art should be part of your lab report”

Jess Wade, postdoc in physics at Imperial Collage, has taken her personal doodling to the next level and become a graphic recorder. In this way, she can combine two of her passions – science communication and art. On Twitter, she lets…

How to create clear and attractive graphs/illustrations?

Pieter Torrez from Crastina and Scigrades had a quick chat with former scientist-turned-scientific illustrator Agnieszka Kawska who is the main author of the guide "Graphic design for scientists and researchers” . This free guide contains…

How platforms like Clarafi can drastically improve your scientific visualization skills

Clarafi is a community of scientists, graphics professionals, students and educators interested in scientific visualization. Their scope is everything from advanced uses of visualization in science to visual literacy in the K-12 space. A…

Designing better graphs, part 2: Bar charts — simple but effective

In science, engineering and health communication data are often displayed through charts. The choice of the graphic form is far from rigid. For example, to show a percentage one can use both a pie chart and a bar chart. The choice depends on…

Zen Faulkes, Better Posters: “No frickin' Comic Sans”

“[The blog] Better Posters is about making posters informative and beautiful”. Meet invertebrate neuroethologist Zen Faulkes at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jennifer Briselli: “Help scientists approach science communication like designers”

”I want to help the science community communicate better.” So Jennifer Briselli, design strategist with a background in physics, education, rhetoric and design, started her two part article “Designing Science Communication” on medium.com.

Designing better graphs, part 1: Pie charts—popular but sometimes unclear

This is the first of a three part tutorial where Elena Milani (@biomug on Twitter), a science communicator with a neurobiology background, gives some advice on how to use graphs in a more effective way.