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It is overwhelming how well the interactive scientific poster “Explore The Ocean” was received by the international juries. It has now also been honored with the prestigious Gold Award of the iF Design Award. Of the 7,298 submissions, only 75 were awarded Gold by the independent iF expert jury! We are very grateful for this prestigious award and feel confirmed on our path. The jury’s statement sums it up very well:
“This is possible when designers and scientists work together. The project illustrates complex information about the sea in a very intuitive way. Important science is presented visually and comprehensively, with a sophisticated design that goes deep into the details. An absolute highlight!”
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.
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.
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.
Partner institutes and funding agencies are: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) , Institute for Gravitational Physics at Leibniz Universität of Hannover, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, University of Florida in Gainesville, Cardiff University, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Heising-Simons Foundation, National Science Foundation, Volkswagen Stiftung and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
More information on the “Any light particle search” (ALPS II) can be found on the DESY webpage.
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.
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: https://www.scicom-lab.com/portfolio-items/multimessenger/
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:
ICOMOS, 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.
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…
How does excellent design support scientific research?
Tom Duscher will give a talk about science and design collaboration at Hannover Messe on Thuesday, 26th 2018.
At the Kiel University stand the scientific poster about „Ocean Observation” that we created in collaboration with the Cluster of excellence „Future Ocean” will be shown. It’s great to see that the Minister-President of Schleswig Holstein Daniel Günther was informed about ocean research by the speaker of the cluster Martin Viesbeck using the interactive poster.
There are a lot of interactive touch displays to see at Hannover Messe, but most of them showing website browsers or video collections. So there is a lot of opportunities to create convincing presentations. The Science Communication Lab supports you to transform your topics into vivid interactive applications.
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