Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 107: Scientific Advances

This week, Jessica and Michael discuss the need to improve the posters scientists show at conferences, which are so dense that they often communicate little more than the complexity of sophistication of the researcher’s mind. Graduate student Mike Morrison spent a year developing a proposed alternative, and has made templates available for other scientists to download.

The posters may grab your attention from across a crowded room, Jessica says, but they have a long way to go to solve this important problem

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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