Design Science hosted its launch event in style at London’s Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. A drinks reception amidst ancient bottled relics preceded a feisty debate between students from Imperial College and Central Saint Martins in response to the question, ‘How can design help communicate science?’
Chaired by Design Science’s Anne Odling-Smee, three science communication graduates, Lizzie Crouch, Anna Perman and Rosie Waldron, and three communication design students, Arianna de Luca, Olga Surawska and Joana Águas, presented their ideas to a diverse audience of science journalists, scientists and designers.
‘The event itself was symbolic of the process behind both science and design: attendees were handed envelopes containing card shapes which they had to assemble into a square. The best method for doing so is iterative: to attempt to assemble the pieces, get it wrong and try again.’
– Henry Stanley, Eye Magazine