Evolving Visualizations
for Evolving Health

Evolving Visualizations
for Evolving Health

Evolving Visualizations
for Evolving Health

Welcome to the Kiel Science Communication Network – KielSCN

As a joint science communication research centre we want to develop new approaches for science communication by focusing on information visualizations and their perception. For this, the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Kiel University joint forces: with our combined expertise in the fields of educational sciences, information design and innovative health research we aim to take visual science communication to the next level.

In addition to the academic institutions, media partners from science communication practice such as Spektrum der Wissenschaft, kurzgesagt.org and the Nordeutscher Rundfunk as well as the non-profit organization opencampus.sh are involved. These partnerships will help to further implement our research projects and to establish the KielSCN as a central hub for participatory, visual science communication in the long run.

Last but not least we want you to get involved. We want to learn more about your needs and preferences to develop information visualizations that actually fit them. Therefore we invite you to be part of the process helping us test and improve our designs. In return you and others benefit from products that offer information on health-related topics of highest relevance for citizens and societies.

Recent news & events

News,
Aug 2022

Visualization of the Month #2

The question of what constitutes a good life is a fundamental one for all of us. There is no universal answer to it. Rather, everyone seeks to find their individual solution, which is often colored by cultural contexts. This is where the Better Life Index comes in, featured as our Visualization of the Month #2.

News,
Jul 2022

Project presentation Pop-Up Science!

In the semester project Pop-Up Science!, master’s students from the Interactive Media and Spatial Strategies departments at Muthesius Academy of Art and Design have developed concepts for communicating health topics in unusual places. As part of the annual exhibition “Einblick/Ausblick”, these are on public display until July 23.

News,
Jul 2022

Visualization of the Month #1

The Corona pandemic touched all of our lives – a fact that the New York Times (NYT) article “How America Lost One Million People” touchingly reminds us of. We have chosen it as our first Visual of the Month.

Institutions & Partners

The Kiel Science Communication Network (KielSCN) is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as one of four consortia across Germany over a period of five years as part of the funding line Science Communication Cubed – Science of Science Communication Centers.