Articles by tag: design

Colours and the scientific eye

Scientific writing is about communication. Colour is an effective visual communication tool, but tough to use well in scientific figures. Here are some notes on how to do it well, what tools to use, and what examples to use as inspiration.

Designing dark academic posters

Many academic posters look boring: white backgrounds, black text, some shade of neutral blue as an accent colour, etc. I've designed some posters with dark backgrounds, and I've learned a thing or two from making them that I'd like to share.