Elements of design are important for communicating science?

Over the last several years (2010-present) Nature Methods has run a series of short (usually 1-2 page) articles called "Points of View" that discussed topics including:

  • Layout
  • Negative space
  • Story telling
  • Color
  • Typography
  • Axies
  • Arrows
  • Plots
  • Improving figure clarity
  • and much more...

The journal collected these articles into an online list Data visualization: A view of every Points of View column.