2. Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers
by Felice Frankel and Angela DePace
I have a major intellectual crush on Felice Frankel, and have for years. She’s a master of the science of image production, an authority on designing the perfect visual. Visual Strategies, complete with a companion digital extension via website, takes scientists step by step through the creative process on the visuals they produce, including questions about audience, goals, and the proper image to go with it.
My other favorite book of hers, Envisioning Science: The Design and Craft of the Science Image, is a technical how-to for scientists to re-think research image making as an opportunity to grow an artistic eye.