About the program.

Science by Design
explores the technologies, researches the opportunities, and celebrates the achievements that result when scientists and designers collaborate. We invite our audience to participate in the discussion, share their questions, ideas, and challenges in developing science communication and experiences.

Some of the topics we’ll cover: science storytelling, virtual and augmented reality, Design Thinking, 3D printing, user experience and user interface design, web development, video production, animation and motion graphic design, social media for scientists, marketing to building an audience, product development methodologies, and additional topics requested by our listeners.

Your hosts…

Nic DiPalma is a design entrepreneur, producer and director, brand strategist, motion graphic artist, and founder of SpacetimeLabs.

Kim Arcand is the Visualization & Emerging Tech Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Center for Astrophysics.


You’ll get updates when new live recordings are schedule and notices when they are available to watch later. You’ll also be able to join the discussion offline and make new connections.



Show Notes


Friday, April 26, 2019 · 11am-12pm · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The first live recording in our Science by Design series. Meet your hosts, follow the conversation, and ask them anything about your science communication and outreach projects.

Just Start

Friday, May 17, 2019 · 11am-12pm · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
”Where do I begin?!” The most common question we hear from scientists is about what to do first when starting a science communication project. Especially if it includes a design effort for a website, or a video, infographics, or a social media campaign. We’ll share our tips for getting started and the critical elements for building a science story.

Start with a Story

Friday, May 24, 2019 · 11am-12pm · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The most important part of any communication effort is the story you're sharing with your audience. But which should you understand first, the story or the audience? What's the difference between a story and a narrative? What are the most effective ways to develop and deliver your science story?

Joining us for this episode is Sara ElShafie, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, who is working at the intersection of science and entertainment to make science accessible and exciting for the masses. Learn more about Sara at https://www.sara-elshafie.com/

Note: The order in which episodes are recorded may not be the same order in which they are released in our podcast series (coming soon).



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