Visualization & Science Communication

Over the last few years we have seen a trend of researchers trying to step down from their ivory towers and reconnecting with the public. The government and other research funding agencies are making it mandatory to embed scientific communication concepts into every research project. Those communication strategies are targeting the exchange with other experts, the communication of scientific insights to the public and the industry, to foster the faster application of research results into products and services.
Those needs are a xxx challenge for every researcher alike. Used to communicate among peers, the communication to other interests groups asks for a completely different set of tools. To overcome the challenge of communicating, often complex and abstract scientific concepts, visualization can play a translating role in helping groups with various backgrounds to benefit from those insights.