This is a confusing question as there are many categories of research and development and many ways to look at spending. Let’s work through the numbers estimated for 2013 (based on analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science).
One of the few things Republicans and Democrats have been able to agree on in recent years is that the government should be spending more on basic scientific research — the sort of research that, in the past, has played a role in everything from mapping the human genome to laying the groundwork for the Internet.
Something happened after the death of the beloved slide projectors. People forgot that images could be far more powerful than words. We’ve forgotten to tell stories when we present.
The thesis proposal rehearsal with my group went fairly well, there are a few items that had good feedback and need attention:
- My Thesis Question looks good on paper but sounds weird when spoken. I need to wordsmith it a bit to make it flow.
- Address the additional research that must be completed to arrive at the design solution.
- Cut the history lesson down a bit; don’t let the presentation get dry.
- Avoid fillers “ummm…”
In this infographic by Muse Design, which has a curious mix of “color” and “colour” (homogenized below for your convenience), the designer provides some color commentary (so to speak) as to what colors consciously and subconsciously say:
In their paper titled The Aesthetics of Reading, Kevin Larson and Rosalind Picard present their findings on the effects of typography on reader mood and cognitive performance.
Public concerns about issues such as wind farms and vaccines have led to a discussion about why some people have strong fears or adverse reactions, and why their perception of risk doesn’t align with those of scientists.