Creative Data was born on the premise of collaboration. Our original mission was to bring designers and scientists together to co-create projects about communicating research to the public.

Today we still work with scientists, as well as other academics, researchers and members of the communities we’re working with. During each project we endeavour to put co-creation at the centre of our process.

Our work is always about creating conversations between groups of people who don’t usually get to talk. Engagement is our primary aim and collaboration is our primary method.

Below you can find out more about our key collaborators on each of our projects.

Public Engagement work

We are currently developing a series of creative events and workshops that offer public engagement training to scientists. We have teamed up with neuroscientist Dr. Kris De Meyer for this as he brings in-depth scientific knowledge of the psychological factors that affect engagement to our work.

KrisPortrait2016-Cutout1-colour-roundDr. Kris De Meyer is a neuroscientist, documentary producer and science communicator. He is a visiting research fellow at King’s College London, and conducts computational neuroscience research for the UCL/Oxford University 2020 Science Project. He is lead author of the 2014 report of the UCL Policy Committee on the Communication of Climate Science, and has published several academic articles about the communication of controversial and contested science. To Creative Data Projects, he brings in-depth scientific knowledge of the psychological factors that affect engagement, experience of developing science communication training and collaborating with scientists, science communicators, artists and creatives. As a public engagement practicioner, Kris has appeared on BBC Radio, given public lectures and written about neuroscience for the public.

The History Project

Working with The Collett School has been a wonderful insight into the world of special needs learning. We have been lucky enough to work with our brilliant project ambassadors to co-create a workshop about future opportunities for Collett School pupils outside the school gates.

Tracey Lewis – parent of Collett School pupil

Olivia Carter – ex-Collett pupil from the 2000s

Adam Dobie – ex-Collett pupil from the 1980s

Why is Science Beautiful?

We worked directly with Johanna Kieniewicz at the British Library to put on this workshop for The Met Office. As Environmental Sciences Research and Engagement Manager at the library, Johanna curated the Beautiful Science exhibition to which our workshop responded.

The Butterfly Effect

This project came about through connecting directly with the School of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia. The project was developed in collaboration with social researchers Lorraine Whitmarsh and Saffron O’Neill and by working with Paul Munday to interpret his PhD thesis on future landscapes.