INDUSTRY NEWS: She Blinded Me With Science
- 24 October 2011 by jenn 1 Comments
But – and we think this is a critical issue – because they are ill-designed, they are inaccessible to anyone other than experts. This isolates scientific findings from the public, and makes science education seem more remote and specialized than it could be.” Entire interview on Imprint, Scientist as Visual Communicator, by Steven Heller.
Graphics and animation are ideal tools to depict abstract ideas because abstraction means it does not take place in our physical world. Creating a graphic representation, like special effects in film, can give visual respresentation to the abstract. The book is intended to introduce the science community to good design elements through examples and conversations with Graphic Designers and Communicators. The book will be available in Spring 2012.
Below is a “before” and “after” example from Visual Strategies of how a scientific theory can be changed to better illustrate data through good design.
Stefan Sagmeister and Felice Frankel are well-schooled artists in their own right. Sagmeister, Sagemeister Inc., has won two Grammy awards for design and has collaborated with Lou Reed and David Byrne. Below are samples of his work.
Frankel is a scientific photographer who has captured some stunning images in her new book No Small Matter.
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Great reviews on Stefan Sagmeister’s book “Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far” on MetropolisMag.
Fantastic article about the artistry of Felice Frankel in the New York Times.