For the workshop, I printed copies of the handbook for the participants as a reference for the topics we covered, as well as a touchpoint. Feedback from the workshop was used to revise the handbook to it’s current form. Changes included: improving visual clarity, modifying the language (removing unexplained design-speak), and adding a few new topics based on the questions I was asked during the presentation.
I led the Design for Science Workshop today at Colorado State University. There were six participants—two people could not make it last minute—which ended up being a good number to facilitate active discussion and enhanced my ability to spend time with each participant. My goal was to make these researchers more aware of the value of design and narrative as a tool when communicating their science, especially when communicating with non-scientists.