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deSciphered – science for visual learners

Making science more accessible by summarising research with simple graphics – that is the idea of deSciphered, a project initiated by the Cambridge student George Foot.

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.

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.
von Restorff effect in scientific publishiing

The von Restorff effect

This is a guest post from Crastina’s partner somersault18:24, originally posted on their website.   your audience will remember the unusual Have a look at the picture above this blog post. That is the von Restorff effect…

What Scientists Can Learn From Designers (Matt Carter, May 2015)

According to neurobiologist Matt Carter, scientists often do a poor job at designing for example articles, scientific posters, and talks. But there are many core communication skills that could rather easily be acquired from professional designers.