The Science Communication Lab is a design studio based in Kiel, Germany. It focuses 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!

Prof. Tom Duscher

Co-founder, Strategist, Design research

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Tom is a designer and professor for interactive media at the Muthesius University 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 investigates new formats and medialization strategies.

Konrad Rappaport

Co-founder, Information Designer, Concept, Art Director

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.

Dr. Susanne Landis

Scientific researcher, Project and concept development

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.

Manuel Reitz

Information Designer, Editorial Design
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Manuel is a communication designer and has already investigated during his studies how information can be conveyed more effectively with interactive media. He is as enthusiastic about classic graphic design and typography as he is about data visualization. In his master thesis he investigated the interplay between simplicity and complexity in information design.

Stephan Schakulat

Information Designer, Data Visualization
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Stephan is an interactive information designer who completed his Master of Arts degree at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2018. During his Master’s studies, he worked mainly in his projects on the visualization of data from marine research (but of course he is also interested in other scientific questions). During his master studies he first worked as a freelancer in the Science Communication Lab and has been a permanent member of the team since May 2019.

Science Communication Lab Team

Network

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 a small but fine team of designers, technological developers and scientists. We grow carefully with our tasks and are constantly looking for new challenges. Technological developments play an important role. But even more important to us is that we deeply understand the scientific topics we are designing and that we support the scientific work with our visualizations in the best conceivable way.

Job opportunities

We’d like to get more involved in digital education and use our experience in science communication for innovative digital learning apps. For this we are searching for a HTML developer in permanent employment. Here is the complete job description. If you are interested in working with us in our studio in Kiel or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!