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New infographic explains cloud geoengineering story

New infographic explains cloud geoengineering story | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
It first cost us thousands of words and various articles on cloud whitening geoengineering and presumed cloud climate feedbacks.
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Visual Communication in {Nano}Science

University of Washington:

Diagrams and figures are a critical and vital part of scientific communication. They share results, conceptualize ideas, and provide a common ground for discussion, especially in an interdisciplinary collaborations. On the other hand, if poorly constructed, diagrams and illustrations can confuse, mislead and obscure information. We are interested in the role that visual diagrams play in scientific communication, how scientists might be trained to create better diagrams, and how better diagrams can improve communication and collaborations between scientists from different disciplines.

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InSolution » computational biology: a lot cooler than you think

Computational biology yields some of the most astonishing visuals.

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Google gift of €1 million to develop Global Science Gallery Network

Google gift of €1 million to develop Global Science Gallery Network | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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Nature News Blog: Global Science Gallery Network launches : Nature News Blog

Nature News Blog: Global Science Gallery Network launches : Nature News Blog | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The Science Gallery, Dublin, today launched a global network of galleries to take its model of science outreach around the world.
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To diagnose heart disease, visualization experts recommend a simpler approach

To diagnose heart disease, visualization experts recommend a simpler approach | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
A team of computer scientists, physicists, and physicians has developed a simple yet powerful method of visualizing human arteries that may result in more accurate diagnoses of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
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Science Photo Library

Science Photo Library | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

The leading provider of science and specialist images and footage:  only a few are copyright free but helpful none-the-less.

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Ian Spence Research: Statistics

Visual communication researchers PDF posters on several topics in visual communication:  How is that for form and function AND knowledge?

 

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Magic in Graphs - Mrinal Wadhwa on Rich Internet Applications

Magic in Graphs - Mrinal Wadhwa on Rich Internet Applications | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Mrinal Wadhwa, is a Rich Internet Applications Developer from Bangalore, India. He uses this blog to study the evolution of a richer Internet.

 

Wadha has a nice quote from Willard Brinton's 1939 book Graphic Presentation. with samples.

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Nightingale's 'Coxcombs' | Understanding Uncertainty

Nightingale's 'Coxcombs' | Understanding Uncertainty | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Florence Nightingale's compelling coxcombs, a kind of pie chart.

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JoVE | Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE | Journal of Visualized Experiments | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE, is dedicated to accelerating biological, medical, chemical and physical research by elucidating techniques through peer reviewed video and text.
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Poster Samples | School of Undergraduate Studies

Poster Samples | School of Undergraduate Studies | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Viewable student samples, with strengths discussed, at the UTexasAustin site:

Many students have never made a research poster. As you get started on your own poster, it may be helpful to look at examples of the finished product.

Below are a number of sample posters created by UT students. Each sample’s strengths are listed, with links to the relevant sections of the guide.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Social Sciences
Humanities
Creative

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NICHD Connection - Using Graphic Design to Enhance Visual Communication in Scientific Posters

NICHD Connection - Using Graphic Design to Enhance Visual Communication in Scientific Posters | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Nichole Jonas Originally presented as a poster at the Fourth Annual NICHD Fellows Meeting on April 27 and 28, 2008, in Airlie, VA. The design of a poster should enhance and attract attention to the information being conveyed.

 

See the before/after images that show rather simple changes to font and color.

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Infographics and the Science of Visual Communication | Social ...

Infographics and the Science of Visual Communication | Social ... | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

The dynamics of sight and how we use our eyes to process information present some compelling reasons to consider using infographics to share information and ideas in order to connect with your internal and external ...


Via Tim Pixley
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InSolution » Network science in a book

Network science is also yielding unusual visualizations.  Gorgeous, actually, and helpful.  Reminds me of Spirograph.

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Access : Ireland's science gallery looking at Bangalore : Nature India

Next stop India (Bangalore) for the Science Gallery program.

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Curiously Drawn: Early Modern Science as a Visual Pursuit

Curiously Drawn: Early Modern Science as a Visual Pursuit | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

The next event of the AHRC-sponsored network on the origins of science as a visual pursuit will take place on the 21st and 22nd of June at the Royal Society, London.

 

Download abstracts of the 2012 conference at the website.

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Printing living tissues: 3-D printed vascular networks made of sugar

Printing living tissues: 3-D printed vascular networks made of sugar | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
New advances in tissue engineering could one day make a replacement liver from a patient's cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks.

 

TALK about yer science visualization, er make that realization.

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Image as Text. Aspects of the shared visual language of scientific conference participants

Image as Text. Aspects of the shared visual language of scientific conference participants | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

 

Elizabeth Rowley-Jolivet: Excellent theory piece on visual communication in science; available in English. Very helpful are the six points of in

Table 2. The strata of visual knowledge

 

Technical

Compositional

Interpersonal

Sequential

Rhetorical

 

See page 21 for this rich discussion and application of these six strata to several science examples.  Helpful biography, too.

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Ian Spence Personal

Ian Spence Personal | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it

Ian Spence is an expert on William Playfair.   He is also a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto. His research interests include engineering psychology, graphical perception, psychophysics, psychometric methods with an emphasis on measurement and scaling, and statistics. Current research projects include the effective use of colour in scientific visualization, the role of colour in visual memory, individual differences in spatial cognition, and the navigation of dynamic information displays such as web sites.

 

Spence, I., and Wainer, H. (1997), "William Playfair: A daring and worthless fellow," Chance, vol. 10, pp.31-34.

Spence, I. (2004), 'William Playfair,' Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Spence, I. (2005), 'No humble pie: The origins and usage of a statistical chart', Journal of Educational and Behavioral Science, vol. 30(4), pp. 353-368.

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A short visual history of charts and graphs

A short visual history of charts and graphs | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Most of the charts used today in data visualization among virtually all of the social sciences (economics included–you can’t get out of it this time) derive from the original design of ...
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Maxwell’s thermodynamic surface - Hmolpedia

Maxwell’s thermodynamic surface - Hmolpedia | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Maxwell's thermodynamic surface, at Cambridge University, with 2007 overlay annotation added on by American engineer Ronald Kriz. [5] In thermodynamics ,...

 

Nice discussion of Jame's Maxwell's plaster surface that depicts Willard Gibbs' graphical dicussion of thermodynames.  He worked in clay before making this plaster cast.

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Keck Science :: Student Resources : Poster Guidelines

Extensive text discussion of poster conventions from Claremont College.

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Elements of Style - Nichole Jonas - Science @ NICHD

Elements of Style - Nichole Jonas - Science @ NICHD | Visual Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Using graphic design to enhance visual communication in scientific posters (and elsewhere) Originally presented as a poster at the Fourth Annual NICHD Fellows Meeting on April 27 and 28, 2008, in Airlie, VA.
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