Most Beautiful Award for “Explore The Ocean”!

We still can’t believe it – The interactive scientific poster “Explore the Ocean” has been awarded “Gold” in the category Science and Technology at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Award 2019! This competition is considered the Oscar of Information Design for us and we admire many of the excellent entries.
The jury is also made up of the most important and stylistically most influential designers and data visualizers of our time, so wow! What an honour.
The awesome thing is that our work has also been awarded the highest distinction – “Most Beautiful”! It’s hard to believe and we are very happy. And of course we thank the scientists of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Marine Science and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for the great cooperation.

We are highly motivated to unite behind science also in the future and to make sure that the importance of scientific research is recognized.

https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/news/490-the-winners-science-technology

-> Go to the project documentation

The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrates excellence and beauty in data visualization, infographics and information design. The Awards were started in 2012 and are open to creators from across the world – from rising stars, students, and individual practitioners, to established studios, media brands, NGOs and more. Community-driven, with expert judges and members of the public contributing to the decisions over who wins, the Awards gives out over $20,000 annually.

Most Beautiful Award for “Explore The Ocean”!2019-11-26T18:14:37+00:00

New Project: DESY Dark Matter Research

To communicate the start of a unique particle physics experiment in search of dark matter (ALPS II) we produced a teaser animation that allows a first glimpse on this outstanding experiment conducted at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY). A more detailed animation and explaining visuals about the ALPS II experiment are in production and will follow soon.

Dark matter is one of the greatest mysteries of physics. Although it is invisible to us, dark matter must make up 85 % of all matter in the Universe. There are several theories that try to explain the nature of dark matter and what it is made of. One possibility is that dark matter consists of very light-weight particles, the axions. And these are precisely the particles scientists are looking for in the ALPS II experiment at DESY. Our visual approach was to create a unique language for this field of research that is futuristic, innovative and in some parts mysterious.

New Project: DESY Dark Matter Research2019-11-01T10:15:00+00:00

Scicom Lab at new Ars Electronica Exhibition

Our partner institutions and us take part with 5 projects at once at the new Ars Electronica exhibition „Compass – Navigating the Future“. The completely redesigned permanent exhibition shows a fascinating collection of digital artworks about artificial intelligence, neuro bionik, the global shift and  hands-on labs like a bio lab. The makers of the new exhibition selected our interactive scientific posters for tsunami research for the Cluster of Excellence „The Future Ocean”, the marine microbiology poster for Max Planck Institute, the highly awarded realtime data poster „Dynamic Planet” for Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, „Digital Meta” microbiome poster for CRC 1182 Origin and Function of Metaorganism and also the Geneexpressions web special for Substanz scientific magazine. The Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria is one of the worlds leading museums for art, technology and society. This year it celebrates its 40th anniversary, which is an incredibly long time for a museum with this subject.

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Scicom Lab at new Ars Electronica Exhibition2019-09-03T21:53:06+00:00

Nature Astronomy 2019/01 Cover shows Scicom Lab Visualization for DESY

This feels like a knightly accolade: Our visualization of a supermassive blackhole with a Neutrino blazar graces the cover of the January 2019 edition of the Nature Astronomy! They even use it as a twitter icon, very smart.

The illustration was developed exclusively for the multi-messenger research of the German Electron Synchotron DESY. The image has already been selected by NASA as the astronomy image of the day. It is a renewed confirmation for the Science Communication Lab that the high effort for the detailed presentation of highly complex scientific topics is worthwhile and pays off in the long run for the clients science communication. More about the project: http://www.scicom-lab.com/portfolio-items/multimessenger/

 

 

 

 

Nature Astronomy 2019/01 Cover shows Scicom Lab Visualization for DESY2019-09-02T17:25:16+00:00

2019 German Design Award in Gold for Scientific Poster “Dynamic Planet”

We are so thrilled that the interactive scientific Poster „Dynamic Planet” was awarded with the 2019 German Design in Gold! The Science Communication Lab has already won this prestigious award for the second time. The German Design Award is one of the world’s most renowned design competitions and has a high reputation among experts. For us, it is a unique confirmation that we not only speak of excellent design for science, but that this is also confirmed by the highest committees.

The jury statement:
„The interactive poster, designed under the name “Dynamic Planet”, visualizes the magnitude of earthquakes around the world in real time for the first time. The elaborately designed dynamic display is both fascinating and impressive. An intense visual experience that won’t let you go so quickly.”

2019 German Design Award in Gold for Scientific Poster “Dynamic Planet”2019-11-26T18:16:48+00:00

Scientific Poster for Mar­ine Mi­cro­bi­o­logy

Dive into the deep sea with our new Scientific Poster for the Max Planck In­sti­tute for Mar­ine Mi­cro­bi­o­logy in Bremen. The interactive poster shows all the habitats of their microbiology research. While wandering on the seabed, one can dive deeper into the individual habitats, study the organisms and learn about the processes. Elaborate 3D animations show the individual habitats and enable an almost photorealistic underwater landscape. Dive into it!

See how we create a hyperthermal vent in 3D animation:

 

 

 

 

Scientific Poster for Mar­ine Mi­cro­bi­o­logy2019-09-02T08:36:50+00:00

World Heritage Proposal Infographics Design

, the International Council on Monuments an Sites, advices that Haithabu and the Danewerk in Schleswig Holstein should become a Unesco world heritage site! We are very proud to have made a small contribution to it: Konrad did the editorial design for the proposal and developed some sophisticated infographics to make the sites hisory and development visible and more understandable. You can download the full PDF version (98 MB) here.

 

 

 

 

World Heritage Proposal Infographics Design2018-05-18T11:14:37+00:00

Scientific Poster – Mobile Version

For the very first time, we bring our interactive scientific poster on mobile devices. This is perfect to show your scientific research at conferences abroad or to share and explain your topics to a smaller group of colleagues. For us at Science Communication Lab, this flexibility in different media devices is a milestone in the development of exciting scientific communication formats.

The shown interactive scientific poster is called Digital Meta and was developed for the CRC Metaorganism at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel.
It shows microbiome model organisms and explains how hosts do interact with bacteria. More to come about this fascinating research soon…

 

 

Scientific Poster – Mobile Version2019-09-02T08:36:51+00:00

We are not alone! Brand new Microbiome Scientific Poster

Premiere of our latest Interactive Scientific Poster for CRC1182 Metaorganism on 12. April 2018.

“Digital Meta” is an interactive multimedia exhibit that conveys the complex scientific content of the relationship between host and bacteria. On a 65-inch touchscreen, users can explore the interaction of bacterial symbionts with their multicellular host organisms using five model organisms ranging from humans and wheat plants to nematodes. This experience is controlled with intuitive gestural inputs similar to those on a smartphone or tablet.
Users navigate through the freely combinable information levels of the digital poster and can gain individual access to this actually invisible world. “Our goal is to visualize the abstract concept of the meta-organism in such a way that this fascinating field of research can be experienced immediately and interactively by the general public. We hope that our new exhibit will make this important research topic more visible to society,” emphasizes Tom Duscher, co-founder of the Science Communication Lab and professor for interactive media at Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel. Read more and see screenshots at the website of CRC Metaorganism.

We are not alone! Brand new Microbiome Scientific Poster2019-09-02T08:36:51+00:00

Scientific visualization for @ChristianeLoell and Süddeutsche Zeitung @SZ

Yes, we do not only develop interactive posters but also classical scientific visualization for newspapers! Konrad created this stunning illustrations for Christiane Lölls article „Die Wahl der Waffe” (The choice of weapons) in Germanys renowned Süddeutsche Zeitung. It explains how breast cancer is detected (or not) by different tests. We worked with Christiane on that story also in her article at Substanz magazine where we developed an introductive trailer and a scrollytelling website. So you see, we do a lot of different formats-  and interactive posters, too.

Scientific visualization for @ChristianeLoell and Süddeutsche Zeitung @SZ2019-09-02T08:36:51+00:00

10. Forum for Science Communication #fwk17 @wissimdialog

We will exhibit our interactive scientific posters at the 10th Forum for Science Communication in Braunschweig, Germany form 27th – 29th November 2017. The congress were about 500 specialists in science communication and science marketing meet is organized by Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue). Wissenschaft im Dialog is committed to promoting science communication throughout Germany – with a view to all of the groups involved. If you’re joining the conference we would be glad to meet you at our booth!

10. Forum for Science Communication #fwk17 @wissimdialog2019-09-02T08:36:51+00:00

Welcome on bord, Susanne!

Since August 2017 Susanne Landis joined our team. Her position is co-financed by the Innovation Assistance Program of the European Regional Developing Fund and WTSH Schleswig Holstein. Now we are designers and scientists which gives us even more understanding of science communication needs. Susanne has all the insights of academic and scientific processes and is a doctorate evolutionary biologist. But even better: She has experience in teaching and pedagogical concepts as well as illustration skills!

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Welcome on bord, Susanne!2019-09-02T08:36:52+00:00

New Scientific Poster „Dynamic Planet” wins Red Dot Award 2017!

The interactive scientific Poster „Dynamic Planet” for the German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholz Centre GFZ in Potsdam, has won a Red Dot Award for excellent Design! We are proud to win again one of this internationally renown distinctions. More than 8,000 projects from 50 countries has been submitted.

One of the main advantages of a digital poster is that it can display dynamic content. This is at the same time the essential statement of the scientific poster “Dynamic Planet”: our earth never stands still, is permanently shaken by earthquakes. These tensions are measured by the GFZ and the data are visualized in real-time in an interactive poster in the exhibition context.

New Scientific Poster „Dynamic Planet” wins Red Dot Award 2017!2019-09-02T08:36:52+00:00

Innovation Award Ceremony

On July 25th 2017 the award ceremony of the science and innovation award took place in the historic city hall of Kiel. It was a graceful event with great musicians and well-disposed guests. But best of all was the laudation of Prof. Dr. Thomas Bosch, in which great honor was given to us. We could not be happier to be in such excellent company with Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit and Prof. Dr. Roland Eisele. And even the mayor of Kiel had us on his Facebook page!- So, what more can we achieve?

Innovation Award Ceremony2019-09-02T08:36:52+00:00

Ocean Observation Poster @re:publica 2017

More than 9000 people visited the re:publica 2017 conference in Berlin from May 8-10 . And this year, the initiative of the German Ministry of Education and Research „Seas and Ocean 2016/2017” was a partner of the conference. The consortium of the German Ocean Resarch, KDM invited the Future Ocean cluster of excellence and us to show the poster of ocean observation at their booth. Many thanks for Oskar Oldorf who did a great job in presenting the poster again!

Ocean Observation Poster @re:publica 20172019-09-02T08:36:52+00:00

New Scientific Poster about global earthquakes for the GFZ Potsdam exhibition #FokusErde

The worldwide reknown German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholz Centre GFZ in Potsdam, launches tomorrow the exhibition „Fokus Erde”. We are proud to take part in this exhibition with a new poster on earthquake statistics. The poster based on our tsunami poster, yet with a very different appearance and an advanced information design showing about 5000 earthquakes. Also unique: The earthquakes will update in real time! So everytime a new event happens, it will be displayed in the poster. This is great progress for us in the dynamisation of our scientific poster format. The poster is launched in a beta version and will continually grow in its content during the exhibition.

New Scientific Poster about global earthquakes for the GFZ Potsdam exhibition #FokusErde2019-09-02T08:36:52+00:00

Innovation Prize 2017 of the City of Kiel

We feel very honored to be awarded with the innovation prize of our hometown, the City of Kiel!

The official statement:
(…) „The Science Communication Lab (www.scicom-lab.com) is awarded with the Innovation Prize 2017 of the City of Kiel. Tom Duscher, Professor of Interactive Media at the Muthesius University of Art and Design, has founded the company together with his graduate student Konrad Rappaport and the master student Hermann Hartung. Complex subjects from the science and industry are visualized and displayed on interactive posters in a simplified manner using modern technology and attractive design. By using a touch screen, the viewers decide the depth of information on the topics themselves. For this development, the young entrepreneurs already received two international design awards.”(…)

Innovation Prize 2017 of the City of Kiel2019-09-02T08:36:52+00:00