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2022 TDC Awards - Communication Design

‘Science Stack: Tools Within Reach’

Agency Pentagram / New York

Client Wilson Center


Digital Media / Websites - Single

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The module presents a series of 24 “cards,” each featuring a different tool and highlighting a specific feature to show the ways the tools can impact science and society. The cards are organized in categories such as sensors, 3D printers, robots, drones, microcontrollers and more, allowing makers, scientists and artists to explore the full range of devices. Low cost and open source tools are transforming the field of science, encouraging new users and generating data that will make a broader impact with new discoveries. These physical tools are significantly less expensive and expand participation to a larger community of makers. The design of open source tools is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell hardware based on that design. The infographic demonstrates the diversity of tools in regards to research topic, cost, “openness,” and beyond, while highlighting how these tools are changing science and

2022 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Design Firm

Pentagram / New York


Tara Magloire


Giorgia Lupi

Strategy and New Business Lead

Phillip Cox
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