Eight tips for using art and design to start dialogue about science

Diewertje Houtman*, Boy Vijlbrief

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To share our lessons learned from using art and design to start public dialogue concerning genomics, we co-created a course called ‘Art & Genomics’, together with designers Bertrand Burgers and Mirte de Wit. Here, we aim to share our tips for any scientist who wants to harness creative design to trigger public engagement, illustrated by student experiences as well as our own.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-730
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number6
Early online date22 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank Sam Riedijk and 'Impact at the Core' for cheering us on and providing invaluable educational inspiration, space and support while developing Art & Genomics.

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© 2023 Elsevier Ltd


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