The Science Communication Lab specializes in providing innovative visual communication specifically for the sciences and for complex, explanation intensive projects and products. The innovation 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 2016 confirm this. As a laboratory The Science Communication Lab understands itself as a research-based and experimental institution that developes new and innovative forms of representation to meet the increasing demand of visualizations of abstract topics or complex product developments.

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,
Concept development

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.