Beyond Visuals – exploring the impact of design in science

Looking to show your research impact visually

Have you ever wondered about the impact of design in science research? Of course, great visuals are a given, but design is so much more than smart branding and sleek imagery.

Throughout this session we'll dive into the benefits of working with designers in an academic setting, and the value they can bring to R&D projects. Touching on 3 key topics:

• Dual Impact of good visuals and good design; - attract investment opportunities, boost collaborations, engage the public, increase funding;
• Savings associated with investment in design; and – time, money, stress, make, contribute to science itself; and
• Utilisation of design work in various platforms and where you can get the greatest impact. – how – both practical in the R&D and in commsunication.

This is a great webinar for those looking to turn their research outcomes into visually rich impactful designs to include grant applications, annual reports or to communicate more effectively to stakeholders.

Meet your Presenter:

Molly Patton - Founder // Creative in Chief at Patton'd Studios

Molly is a creative director with a background in biochem and a passion for using visuals to help create more opportunities for researchers and innovators - particularly surrounding collaborations and funding!

Through Patton'd Studios, she has led a dynamic design team choc-full of incredible creative talent including illustrators, animators, graphic designers, and web developers - each ready to tackle anything from scientific visualisations and infographics, to cover artworks and marketing collateral.

Duration: 60 mins via Zoom

Cost: Free for STA Members | $55 for non-members

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Patton'd Studios diverse network allows them to cater their services for any problem and support researchers from the lab bench all the way through to commercialised technology.

Patton'd Studios is an STA Member Benefits Partner, offering member organisations an 10% discount on present rates for any design project.