I found this presentation very technical and therefore, as someone with no prior knowledge of the subject, difficult to follow
However, one thing I did take away was how beautifully designed and legible the data within the presentation was.
I began thinking about how the vast amount of visuals / diagrams / charts /infographics used within research.
I have a design background and have an appreciation and respect for beautiful data.
In my opinion, a lot of information presented within clinical research, is neither legible nor beautiful. I believe it could, and should be both.
Not only is it important to explain things in simple and accessible ways, in a world overloaded with information, it is ever more important to entice people in the first instance to ensure their engagement with what you have to say. Creativity is not a "bonus", it is crucial when it comes to sharing information.
Of course, I believe that artists have a lot more to offer than simply being a means to illustrate information, we too can pose questions and generate solutions in the same way a researcher can. The relationship between art and academia is rich, complex and dynamic (but more about this later).
During the talk the opinion that clinicians, data scientists, biologists etc. should all try to learn to code (even if only the basics).
I wonder, when embarking on cross disciplinary work, how much understanding of each others skill and knowledge is useful, if any?