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Designed for Science: Complex Ideas in Clear Focus
Date: 11 February 2019
15:30 - 17:30
Organization: UNOG
Location: Cinema, Room XIV
Category: Conference

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming event on
science communication and data visualization:

Designed for Science: Complex Ideas in Clear Focus

Monday 11 February, 3.30 p.m.
Palais des Nations, Cinéma, Room XIV

The event will celebrate the UNESCO-designated International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019), which marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, a ground-breaking—and ironically designed—scientific achievement.

What constitutes effective visual design, and how can it resonate with both expert and non-expert viewers? What is the evolving role of Artificial Intelligence in translating masses of information into intelligible visuals? What design principles can we learn from the periodic table? These are a few of the many fascinating questions we will consider during this event as we examine one of the oldest and best examples of data visualization.

We will have the following speakers:
- Helen Arney, Science Presenter and Geek Songstress with Festival of the Spoken Nerd
- Dr. Muhammad Atiyat, UNOG Statistician
- Professor Clemence Corminboeuf, Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, EPFL
- Dr. Claire Lee, Brookhaven National Laboratory, CERN
- Lisa Charlotte Rost, Dataviz Designer at Datawrapper

The 15-minute talks will be followed by a networking event.

The 11th of February also happens to be the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Fittingly, our panel will be mostly comprised of female science and design experts.

For all of you interested in science, design, or simply curious to see what it’s all about, please register, and join us at Palais des Nations, Cinema, Room XIV, on Monday 11 February at 3:30pm for what promises to be an engaging, interactive, and fun event!

This event is open to the public, so please feel free to invite any of your contacts who might be interested.

If you do not hold a valid UN grounds pass, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

We hope to see many of you there!

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