Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Did you know scientists should have an artistic vein?

Scientists have an artistic vein. Or, at least, should be artists because the job demands it. We can take an entire working period making two to three plots. Do you wonder why? Edward Tufte said “Clarity and excellence in thinking is very much like clarity and excellence in the display of data.” That’s why. A […]

Plot design: why it is important for you to perfect the art 

Have you ever looked at a plot and wished you could understand its point? If data is so important to support our science, plot design should be an essential part of your writing. In a Master thesis, I supervised, I helped my student with a plot (see figure above) to express where our data was […]