Sketch your science
Science is an inherently creative endeavor --- scientists create knowledge and understanding from pure curiosity.
Angie Moline uses her listening, drawing, and teaching skills to inspire scientists to look at their work differently so that they feel inspired and empowered to take more creative risks. Dr. Moline listens to scientific presentations and draws what she hears in real time, so the presenter sees a map of their narrative and better understands what the audience hears. She also teaches scientists to draw visual maps of data-centered presentations, so they can more clearly communicate why their work is important.
Science communication workshops
Every Moline Creative science communication workshop is unique, but they are all founded in experiential education and human-centered design.
Participants think differently about their research when they interview others to learn what they find compelling about the work. They communicate differently after brainstorming a variety of metaphors to describe their work and help the audience understand how it connects to the everyday world. They clarify their thinking when they highlight essential ideas and build a compelling narrative arc to describe the research.
Utilizing the process of design thinking, participants are encourage to test their story with friends, family and colleagues in order to gain insights about what resonates with the audience and what is lost. Angie provides feedback to participants by taking live visual notes while researchers tell their stories, so speakers can use the resulting map of their presentation to make improvements to their talk.
science made simple
Dr. Angie Moline works with individual scientists and research groups to help them create simple, engaging, informative hand-drawn videos and fact sheets that communicate why, how, and what they study to a general audience. Moline Creative uses an informal doodling style that makes science more accessible to people who may be intimidated by more technical research presentations.