Established in 2011, DesignScience is a design and education agency aimed at encouraging interaction between design (as distinct from art) and science.
By applying design to science and science to design, DesignScience aims to develop an ongoing feedback system that reveals innovative ways of working across these two fields.
Driven by the government and the science community, the last two decades have seen a surge in efforts to improve science communication through public engagement. This has produced some defining moments in science communication, but much work remains to be done.
A perplexing aspect within this field of science communication is the extent to which the role design and visual communication has been negelected. As volumes of information around us grow exponentially, so the designer’s role becomes increasingly vital to deliver that information. Design industries are rapidly becoming more sophisticated as a result. In the arts, the role of the designer is generally well recognised and understood. The same level of recognition and understanding must now be established within the science community.
2) Applying science research to inform design
2) Editorial expertise to improve the accessibility of texts
3) Publishing possibilities through books and magazines
4) Public engagement events such as debates, discussions and educational workshops
5) Educational workshops