ResearchEd Ipswich Presentation

I’m really excited to be presenting at ResearchEd Ipswich next weekend. I’m talking about the power of visuals in science…

Why Gestures are Important

This post summarises the findings of a paper by Barbara Tversky: Gestures for Thinking and Explaining (2005). The author demonstrates…

Cartoons and Abstract Visuals

Barbara Tversky (Minds in Motion) discusses the cognitive power of cartoons to explain abstract concepts. In these three images, I…

A Visceral Hinterland in Physics

Underneath it all, physicists think with their bodies. They know what it feels like. Einstein described his approach to problem-solving…

Communicating Physics in the Grid

Last weekend, my friend, a graphic designer, recommended this book by Joseph Muller-Brockman. It’s central message is that text and…

How To Draw Like a Physicist

Physicists are often mocked for their drawing skills – they are misunderstood. You too can draw like a physicist using…