It goes without saying that research has greater impact when more people have access to it. In a distracted, multilingual world we often struggle to get important research findings into the hands of those who can use what we’ve learned. As Dr. Tullio Rossi of Animate Your Science points out, visuals help us reach across disciplines and across academia-public divides to find new readers. Rossi advocates for graphical and video abstracts as a visual communication strategy. You can read a couple of Animate Your Science blog posts that explain this practice and show examples. Dr. Rossi discussed some of these ideas in this interview:
More MethodSpace posts about visuals in research communications:
- How multimedia has changed social media and what it means for academics
- Making Sense of The Knowledge Explosion with Knowledge Mapping
- Creative Methods in Practice: New Children’s Photography Archive
- Creative Research Methods: Summarizing the Series
- Creative Methods Q & A #5
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