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Science of Color & Design

Visual communication brings scientific ideas to life through design. But it’s far from easy: it requires expertise in communication design, the science of color, and the best practices of data visualization. Designers also need to understand why and how to apply unique illustration styles to a brand. In short, every choice that a visual communication designer makes must be based on strategic calculations.

Design that accurately and beautifully conveys scientific concepts can be hard to come by. But explore the articles below, and you’ll discover more about how our brains work, and how they react to color and other design elements. You’ll also see examples of visual content that successfully communicates sometimes-complex scientific topics in compelling ways. 

Not every designer is uniquely talented in visual communication, and not every designer is presented with this curriculum in their education. Choosing to work with teams that harness and embody this expertise means you achieve quality that not only appeals to the eye, but marries the science of color, data, and style to create effective visual communication.

The Data Behind Deflategate

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Click to Enlarge As a company based in Seattle (and true Seahawks fans), we’d be lying if we said that we weren’t following the Patriots’ Deflategate controversy closely. Just two weeks ago, this seemed to us like a random accusation that wouldn’t play out in the media for too long, but with only a few days until the big game it is still a trending story. And as that story unfolds, the data behind it…

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What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

When researching infographics, using reputable sources is a must… well it’s a must if you want to ensure quality. At Killer Infographics, we spend a lot of our time on government websites like census.gov gathering data and information that ensures our infographics not only tell great stories, but also a factual one. Today though, we’re at a loss. Why? Because when the government shuts down, so do their websites! Who would’ve thought that a shutdown…

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