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 ( 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

Technology against Terror – How scientists want to protect us from attacks.

A new project for the Robert Bosch Foundation masterclass initiative for innovative formats in science communication  is online.

“Technology against Terror” is a radio documentary of the science reporter Ralf Krauter about the research on safety technologies against terrorist attacks. Produced for the German radio station Deutschlandfunk.

Together with Ralf Krauter, the Science Communication Lab developed a concept for the interactive visualization of events and data related to terrorist attacks.  Our networking partner design studio “Alle Wetter“ now created a technically sophisticated website.

While the audio is streaming, you can start your own research  in the extensive data on the funding projects in the fight against terrorism. With an interactive timeline  the figures, facts and background information are getting transparent.

Technology against Terror – How scientists want to protect us from attacks.2019-09-02T08:36:53+00:00

Upcoming talks and conferences

If you want to learn more about our latest projects or meet us in person there are some occasions in the next weeks:

At 9th November 2016 Konrad and Tom will have a talk at Medientage Nord in Kiel, IHK building, beginning at 6 pm. We’ll have a live demonstration of the new ocean observation poster!
Konrad and Felipe will be at the 9th forum for science communication (Wissenschaft im Dialog) in Bielefeld on 6th December at 5 pm. Here also you can interact with the scientific poster in the poster-session at the conference.
And on 7th December Tom will talk at the 2nd international Marine Science Communication Conference CommOCEAN in Bruges, starting at 10:30 am.

So- if you can make it to one of these events- would be nice to meet you!

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Visualized 2016 conference in New York

We had a great time at the visualized conference in New York at 6th October. In the new building of Parsons New School at 5th Avenue an audience of about 500 people interested in the communication of information and data visualization came together to listen to 16 speakers.  It was a perfect overview about the  current  and pioneering topics and trends in the visualization and communication scene and we are so proud of having been part of it!  It turned out that the subject of science communication found a new meaning for many designers and scientists and we had interesting discussions about our projects.

Visualized 2016 conference in New York2019-09-02T08:36:53+00:00

Evaluation at MS Wissenschaft

The renown Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and their research unit for science communication examinend how presentators benefit by the support of our Interactive Sciencific Poster. At the same time the audiences attendance was evaluated with eyetrackers. That all happend at the exhibition boat MS Wissenscchaft with participation of the marine scienentists Prof. Sebastian Krastel from Christian Albrechts University in Kiel and with Judith Engler, Oskar Oldorf and Prof Christian Berndt from Geomar, Helmholz Centre for ocean research. Thank you very much for your support! Now we are very excited to learn about the insights of this evaluation.

Evaluation at MS Wissenschaft2019-09-02T08:36:54+00:00

Premiere of the New Scientific Poster at MS Wissenschaft!

MS Wissenschaft, the exihibtion boat of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, will start its tour in Kiel from 03.05. – 08.05.2016. And on board there will be the new version of the Next Generation Scientific Poster! Together with scientists of th cluster of excellence “Future Ocean” we developed a completley new information structure and designed a interactive globe as a main navigation tool. Now evry content is retrievable in the same manner and mapped on the globe. “It is definitely the next level of design”, Konrad says. Best you try yourself and come to the world premiere to Kiel! And here you’ll find all tour dates of the MS Wissenschaft to get in touch next to your city.

Premiere of the New Scientific Poster at MS Wissenschaft!2019-09-02T08:36:54+00:00

«Genexpressions» honorably mentioned at the media award for medicine, human and technology

Hurray! Christine Löll, author of the interactive scientific story „GenExpressions” for Substanz Magazine was honorably mentioned at the media award for medicine, human and technology in Berlin. SCICOM LAB developed the visual dramaturgy for this thrilling story about gene theraphy and lobbyism. You can read and interact with the whole story here.

«Genexpressions» honorably mentioned at the media award for medicine, human and technology2019-09-02T08:36:55+00:00

Scientific Poster at CeBIT Hannover

The Next Generation Scientific Poster will be shown at the world largest Computer fair CeBIT in Hannover. SCICOM LAB takes part at the joint booth of Schleswig-Holstein. If you are at the CeBIT from 14.3.-18.3.16– why not visit us at Hall 5, D34? A nice chance to get in touch with us and our poster!

Scientific Poster at CeBIT Hannover2019-09-02T08:36:55+00:00

SCICOM-LAB wins German Design Award in Gold

It was a big event with over 1000 guests at Frankfurt Messe. On Feburary 12th we have been awarded with the gold price of the German Design Award 2016 for the excellent interaction design of our Next Generation Scientific Poster. We are so happy and proud about this prize! It motivates us to continue to create outstanding design.

Jurystatement: “Next Generation Scientific Poster is an outstanding research project that makes it possible to interactively convey an extremely complex topic in a self-explanatory and effective way. The information is so intelligently formatted that the user can determine the depth of information using the touch screen. The visually appealing interface was designed based on the gamification principle and is intuitive as well as fun to use for researching various content and topics and getting to the bottom of things. The poster offers flexible usage possibilities and is suitable for expositions, confer- ences or internal presentations of research projects and demonstrates the fact that even scientific topics can be presented attractively.”

SCICOM-LAB wins German Design Award in Gold2019-09-02T08:36:56+00:00

Scientific Poster at Red Dot 60th anniversary exhibition

In connection with of the 60th anniversary, the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form: 60 years of design history in Essen” shows exhibits from vintage cars to modern industrial design – and our Next Generation Scientific Poster! We are very honored being part of this exhibition from 29 June until 23 August 2015 at Zollverein, Areal A

Scientific Poster at Red Dot 60th anniversary exhibition2019-09-02T08:36:56+00:00

Scientific Poster at research vessel ‚Sonne‘

We are proud to have the Scientific Poster on board of the new research vessel ‘Sonne’. It can be visited in Hamburg habour on November 21st from 10 am to 4 pm.

Scientific Poster at research vessel ‚Sonne‘2020-05-04T13:34:49+00:00
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