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German design team creates “Next Generation Scientific Poster”

The scientific poster is a format in huge need of a makeover when it comes to information design, user interaction and technology. All these three aspects are addressed by the “Next Generation Scientific Poster” project by The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany.

Inadequate Data Visualization Leaves Patients Undereducated

Data visualization is becoming more widely used in patient care but there is still work to be done. In this article, The New York based medical illustrator Amanda Montañez–explains why this area merits more investment than it currently…
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The (non-)necessity of PowerPoint – a personal reflection

I am a traveling student who has seen a lot of PowerPoint and Prezi presentations at many universities in different countries. Here is my message: in many cases, they were not necessary to make! Let me explain why.

Med school candyman plays around with body parts

Mike McCormick, a 2nd year Medical Student at the University of Glasgow, started to play around with candy to learn anatomy, shared some stuff with his friends – and soon had thousands of followers.

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…