2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Visual Strategies for Science Communication

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Following the success of the Design and Science: More than a Pretty Picture panel at SXSW 2013, we hope to continue the conversation about the creative side of discovery and the new approaches to communicating science through visual expression. We’ll discuss strategies for creating effective visual graphics for use in multiple contexts, and how small changes can vastly improve the success of a graphic image. We'll explore how designers and scientists can learn from each other while working together to communicate through an engaging and accessible language.



Felice Frankel

Research Scientist


Science Photographer, Felice Frankel, is a research scientist in the Center for Materials and Engineering at MIT. For 20 years she has been collaborating with researchers from various disciplines, creating images and graphics for journal submissions, presentations and articles and exhibitions for the public. She is a Fellow of AAAS, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, among others. She is a recipient of the Lennart Nilsson Award for scientific photography and a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Among her books are: Visual Strategies, A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers with Angela DePace, Envisioning Science, the Design and Craft of the Science Images, On the Surface of Things with George M. Whitesides, and No Small Matter, also with Whitesides.


Jennifer Jongsma

Dir of Production

Annual Reviews

Professionally, I'm an STM publishing professional with a passion for finding innovative and dynamic solutions for scientific communication.

In my spare time, I'm a hunter-gatherer of all things interesting (www.yenn.tumblr.com), a lady who advocates respectable cocktails (www.dailylarc.tumblr.com), and a music lover.

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