Episode 94

Scientific Graphic Design for Communicating Research – with Dr Jess Hopf

People love stories.

That simple fact all too often gets lost by scientists when it comes to communicating research.

In this episode, we chat to someone who helps researchers tell their stories. Not with words. But visually, using graphic design.

Dr Jess Hopf decided to combine her two passions, science and graphic design, into a business where she helps researchers communicate their work by incorporating visual components.

Jess also talks about the iterative process – the back and forth between researchers and her – and how researchers often learn more about their own work through that process.

Our host is Cynthia Huang, a PhD Candidate at Monash University in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.

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Bonus Material

  • Knowlegible Designs Website: https://knowlegible.design/
  • Dr Jess Hopf on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesshopf/
  • BOOK:  ­Building Science Graphics: An illustrated guide to communicating science through diagrams and visualizations
  • BOOK:  Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design
  • BOOK:  The Back of the Napkin (mentioned in podcast)
  • A Nature article on the topic: Science–graphic art partnerships to increase research impact (mentioned in podcast)



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