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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.”

Citation Management Workshops with UW Libraries

Finding the best way to manage your citations can be a frustrating process.  Luckily, the UW Libraries have you covered with a series of workshops that range from choosing the right citation manager to figuring out just how to effectively use software like EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.

And don’t worry if you missed the in-person workshops.  You can check out recordings of past workshops online.

If you want to get updates on other events and resources from the Research Commons, subscribe to their listserv.