The Science Communication Lab specializes in providing innovative visual communication specifically for the sciences and for complex, explanation intensive projects and products. The uniqueness of the Science Communication Lab is that it combines classical disciplines of science communication such as journalism and public outreach activities with advanced design and visualization skills. Numerous high-profile awards such as the German Design Award 2019 confirm this.
The Science Communication Lab supports you to transfer your research topics into demanding visualizations. We develop interactive posters, animations, information graphics, digital exhibits or data visualizations for the transfer of knowledge in your team as well as for public communication. Our mission is to make scientific research more visible and comprehensible.
Would you like some consultation or inspiration for your project or do you already have a specific idea? -> Let us get in touch with you!

Tom Duscher

Strategist, concept
and design

Tom Duscher, Science Communication Lab

Tom is a designer and professor for interactive media at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and has developed interactive exhibits, as well as the visual appearance of Kiel Marine Sciences. Information design and the visualization of scientific topics are his research priorities, in which he studies new formats and medialization strategies.

Konrad Rappaport

Informationdesigner, concept
and Art Director

Konrad Rappaport, Science Communication Lab

Konrad is a designer with a focus on interactive media and motion graphics. During his education he often came back to scientific topics. Communicating also became the focus of his studies at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Since 2012 he has been working continuously on the evolution of the Scientific Poster. Ideas and results of that research are incorporated into new projects.

Susanne Landis

Scientific researcher,
Project and concept

Susanne Landis @Science Communication Lab

Susanne is an evolutionary biologist and received her PhD at GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in 2014. Her broad scientific background is based on her studies of environmental sciences at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Susanne is interested in scientific public outreach and worked ever since as a freelancer for scientific illustration and education until she joined the SCICOM LAB for concept development.


The Science Communication Lab has a vivid connection with the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design, its students, professors and research institutions. The network contains all kinds of specialists such as freelance interaction designers, programmers or science communication journalists.

The Science Communication Lab is continuously growing! New to the team is Manuel Reitz. With a Master degree in Interactive Information Design Manuel fits perfectly into the Scicom Lab to develop new solutions for science communication.


The Science Communication Lab is also constantly looking for interns with an interest or even initial skills in working with 3D applications such as Cinema 4D. Of course also needed: A strong interest in scicntific topics. But there is also the other way round: If you are a scientist with a strong interest in visualization and have already gained some experience here, we would also like to get to know you. An internship with us usually lasts 6 months and would require a residence in Kiel.

Please do not hesitate to contact us!