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Design Help Desk @ The Research Commons



Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
Spring 2014: April 09-June 03
No appointment necessary, drop-in only

UW Allen Library Research Commons
Green Room C

Design Consultants for Spring 2014:
Abigail Steinem
M.Design Candidate, UW Design Division

Taylor Nelson
B.Design Candidate, UW Design Division

The Design Help Desk offers free advice for members of the University of Washington community who are seeking to improve their visuals for presentation and publication.

Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters—and receive help from a designer on staff. Design consultants are Design Division graduate students.

The Design Help Desk started as a collaboration between Prof. Karen Cheng (Visual Communication Design) and Asst. Prof. Marco Rolandi (Materials Science and Engineering) funded by the National Science Foundation. The Design Help Desk is now supported by the UW College of Engineering and the UW Design Division.

Read about the Design Help Desk in UW Today! Also, see our paper, “A Brief Guide to Designing Effective Figures for the Scientific Paper.”

Got Research? Get Published!

Submit your writing to Brevia, a Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association magazine.

We feature faculty interviews, student op-eds, and state-of-the-research updates from across the disciplines. Check us out online.

We are excited to start our first cross-campus collaboration, which would bring together voices from colleges across the country to address a single topic. For our first project, “How can we fix blindness?”, we hope to present perspectives on neurogenesis, stem cell research, optogenetics, and prosthetics. If you have experience on a related topic, or could submit a summary of your own relevant research, we would love to publish you!

Please take a look at our proposed submission formats:

  • First-person reflections about your research findings and their implications (600-800 words)
  • Profile of a faculty member, post-doc or fellow undergraduate researching this area (Q&A or 600-800 word feature)
  • An opinion about the ethics, challenges, or prospects for research in blindness (700+ words)
Additionally, if you know of a student or faculty member who could give an interview on their research on this area, we would appreciate it if you could put us in touch.
To submit your work, or to submit the names and contact information for potential interview subjects, please email brevia@hcura.org. If you have any questions, email Ola and Michelle, at atopczewska@college.harvard.edu and michelleguo@college.harvard.edu.

Our editors will evaluate submissions and suggest revisions for accepted articles, which will then be published online and/or print. Please submit titles and captions for accompanying images. We look forward to your submissions! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Best regards,

Ola Topczewska, Features Editor
Michelle Guo, Primary Research Editor