So my girlfirend was discussing with me the hierarchical classification of different species. She is in biotechnology completing her degree. She mentioned something that I found interesting but I didn't really know the basics of what she was talking about. So she told me about this classification system to start. There are different levels of classification for all organic life. This is but the most basic understanding of classification system, however, one needs to know the basics before one can move on to something more complex.
I can definitely see parallels between design and science. Both take a subject and dissect it (figuratively and literally) and ask questions. The great thing about scientific data is it is begging to be made into a graphic. Scientists and designers both crunch the raw data into something quantifiable, in this case, the scientist created a way of classifying and organize species on this planet. While the designer looks at the information and considers the best way to represent the data that is both visually appealing and easy to understand/read.
I think I may go through her notes and find other things to make graphics about sciency things. FOR SCIENCE!