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."