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Many people think of science as abstract and numerical. But most of science is remarkably visual. Design plays an important role in science communication, but it’s more than just creating pretty ...

Many people think of science as abstract and numerical. But most of science is remarkably visual. Design plays an important role in science communication, but it’s more than just creating pretty pictures. Joe Hanson (biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios' It's Okay To Be Smart) and Jennifer Jongsma (Director of Production at Annual Reviews, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines) will lead a discussion about the creative side of discovery and the new approaches to communicating science through visual expression. We’ll show examples of successful design and less-than-successful design, and explore and how designers and scientists can work together to communicate through an engaging and accessible language.

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    • Design and Science More than just a pretty picture SXSW 2013 - #designsciSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Jennifer Jongsma Director of Production, Annual Reviews www.annualreviews.org jj@annualreviews.org @yenn Joe Hanson It’s Okay to Be Smart (A Blog about Science and a YouTube Show from PBS Digital Studios) http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/ @jtotheizzoeSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • Make me lookSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Make me look Make me understandSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Make me look... ...with representationsSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Make me look... ...with re-presentations ...re-presentations mean decisionsSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • Make me look... ...but be responsibleSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Make me understand... What do you want me to see?Saturday, March 9, 13
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    • The Bad...Saturday, March 9, 13
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    • Pretty, but what’s this story? The most important discovery of 2012 . . . CERN uses Comic Sans!Saturday, March 9, 13
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    • We need better style vocabulary in science. “This is ugly” is not enough.Saturday, March 9, 13
    • The Good... Kapil BhagatSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Art as abstract (the scientific kind).Saturday, March 9, 13
    • Art as illustration.Saturday, March 9, 13
    • The science speaks for itself.Saturday, March 9, 13
    • Complexity simplified.Saturday, March 9, 13
    • The story is complete.Saturday, March 9, 13
    • Dense or light.Saturday, March 9, 13
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    • Make me understand... What’s wrong with this picture? How do we represent uncertainty? How do we represent probability? What’s the difference? Where does the metaphor fall apart?Saturday, March 9, 13
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    • Signaling Mechanisms Linking Neuronal Activity to Gene Expression and Plasticity of the Nervous System Steven W. Flavell and Michael E. GreenbergSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • Motors, Switches, and Contacts in the Replisome Samir M. Hamdan and Charles C. RichardsonSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Motors, Switches, and Contacts in the Replisome Samir M. Hamdan and Charles C. RichardsonSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • Resources to help Impressions Matter: Embracing art and design in research and science communication (Mendeley library): bit.ly/designsciSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Questions?Saturday, March 9, 13
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    • HydrogeneSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Henry ReichSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • Drew GoodsellSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • headlikeanorangeSaturday, March 9, 13
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    • Thank you! SXSW 2013 - #designsciSaturday, March 9, 13
    • Gaseous Galaxy Halos M.E. Putman, J.E.G. Peek, and M.R. JoungSaturday, March 9, 13