SciComm and Design

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks have become an essential part of our lives. Although PPE may be vital for our health and safety, what is PPE waste doing to our environment? The enormous increase in medical waste from single use PPE – in particular, face masks – …

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So, you want to start working with designers? Awesome! Being able to communicate using clear, well-curated visuals is crucial to the success of your marketing, outreach, pitches, funding proposals, and much more! Having a creative counterpart to help you communicate your research or innovation is an invaluable tool. But embarking on finding the right person …

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Our new free design workshop is live and ready for viewing! As of today, anyone can sign up and watch the free workshop at their leisure. The video combines the best bits of previous presentations Molly has given over the years and distilled it down into an info-packed 30 minute session. Throughout the workshop you’ll …

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Science and design are two very different languages. Both use words that you would probably never hear, or need to know outside of their respective industries and that can make working together a challenge! As with most of our projects, the key to a good collaboration is communication. For us, that typically means talking less, …

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Looking for a new podcast to tune into? Why not check out The ACES Podcast podcast by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). Sam Findlay hosts some incredible guests from the ACES network who each provide an illuminating perspective on what it’s like to work in science and share their journeys, highlights, …

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What’s it like to study and work across two completely different industries? Very few know better than our Creative in Chief, Molly Patton who has spent more than ten years with a foot in both science and the creative arts.  She recently had a chat with Deakin University at the 2019 Photography Graduate Exhibition to …

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Looking for a new podcast to tune into? Why not check out the Lab Notes podcast by Eon Labs? Eon Labs director Leo Stevens hosts some incredible guests in the fields of science, technology – and now design! Episode 8: The Art of Science features our very own Creative in Chief, Molly chatting all things …

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Looking for some easy listening this Sunday? Why not check out Gaius and Jenn on the Some People Creating Interesting ART (#SCIArt) YouTube channel? YouTube channel? Episode 4 features our Creative in Chief, Molly (@mollyk_p) chatting all things science communication and the positive impact of design in science research and translation. Check it out Here

At the 2019 ACES Symposium, founder and creative in chief Molly Patton spoke with attendees about the relationship between science and design and the value design brings to fundamental research. Design in science is a really exciting space and it seems to be growing every year. Last week Patton’d Studios turned 2. In that 2 years …

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