Should I go for a degree in Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineering? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of well-designed scientific figures. As a materials scientist I've encountered many horrendous figures that are difficult to understand and read. I've read about collaborations between graphic design and physical science departments, which yield much more attractive and informative figures, but these examples are few and far between. I'm hoping to apply principles from good graphic design and data visualization to my own work. Are there any resources or websites where I can learn more about this?
I'm presenting a poster at a scientific conference. I'm an old hat at this, but am tiring of the boilerplate designs that we all use. Can you point me to more minimalistic, aesthetically pleasing scientific posters? [more inside]
Years ago I saw a flickr set (I think) of the covers of a vintage series of books on science and engineering. Each cover (under the dust jacket) was a single color and featured a simple embossed diagram of the book's topic (e.g rockets, electricity & magnetism), with no text. They were gorgeous. Please help me find the series title!
How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
What type of pump do I need to buy to remove air from an animal cage and deliver it at a controlled rate to an experimental setup? [more inside]
I'm a Ph.D. student who knows how important it is to have great graphics for scientific papers, posters, and job talks. Good scientists don't just come up with results, they present the results in ways that inspire, educate, and amaze others. I'm looking to find contract graphic designers who specialize in scientific work. [more inside]
What are the most elegant experiments in all of science? [more inside]
How to I become the person who designs fun science exhibits and demo? [more inside]
I am interested in designing my next technical science poster using Adobe Illustrator. Can anyone suggest good tutorials that explain this? [more inside]
I would like to see examples of simple, well-designed websites run by individual scientists. [more inside]
What kind of small toys or devices click when you rotate them forwards and backwards? Seeking mechanism or design... [more inside]
I have just started as a school science technician at an inner city school. Over the holiday I would like to spruce up the 5 science classrooms with displays covering the various disciplines. Does anyone know of any online resources, posters to download/print etc? [more inside]
I'm due to present a scientific poster at a conference in about two weeks. I'm overextended and don't have the time to make it myself. Is there a company that will write text, make charts, do the graphic design, and help me with printing? [more inside]
Looking for serious, modern, and fun art schools in Europe, or possibly the US. [more inside]
My mom's a research scientist; I've convinced her to get an Edward Tufte book (partly because she uses Powerpoint a lot). Which one should she get?
I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
I'm thinking about going back to school for a BS in Interactive Media Design from an Art Institute. Is a 4 yr BS program worth it? [more inside]