WHAT DOES RESEARCH RETOLD DO?O
ur mission is to help academic researchers better communicate their findings to those beyond the academic community who need to implement them. We’re skilled in translating complex information into accessible language and then turning that information into beautiful designs that spark curiosity and aid learning.
WHY DOES RESEARCH MATTER?R
esearch is knowledge and knowledge is power. Whether it’s the dynamics of health financing in African countries, how to improve sound in cinemas or ways in which music can help us sleep better, the topics explored by researchers aim to bring humanity forward and improve people’s lives. We’re proud to be making an active contribution to this process and we’re excited to learn with every new project.
HOW CAN ‘RE-TELLING’ RESEARCH BE FUN?W
orking with world-leading academic researchers gives us real sense of excitement not to mention a unique educational edge. We work with academics at the end of their research cycle when they are excited to tell the world about it. The key to considering it a fun process is the awareness that we are ultimately making knowledge more accessible… but then again we’re the first to admit we’re all a bit nerdy.
WHERE CAN YOUR WORK BE SHOWCASED?
Our clients take our visual summaries in meetings with policy-makers, industry representatives or business people.
We work with leading researchers from UK universities such as the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield or University of Warwick.
WHY ‘RETELL’ YOUR RESEARCH?
75% of people prefer images to text
80% increase in people’s willingness to read a piece of content by using visuals
65% of senior marketing executives believe that visual assets are core to how their brand story is communicated
94% more views for content with relevant images than content without relevant images
Dr Rebecca McKelvey, Founder and Director, In2ScienceUK
Working with Research Retold has been such a positive experience! We chose them as our missions are very aligned: to increase public engagement in research. Not only have they produced beautiful designs, they have also given us excellent advice, worked to deadlines and were really welcoming of feedback. Most importantly the resulting impact report is superb and we are very proud. See the report…
Dr James Harrison, Reader, University of Warwick
Research Retold had a sensitivity to the ideas which I as a researcher wanted to get across. They also had the design skills to turn those ideas into something that people outside academia really wanted to engage with. This is a really rare combination that I have not found before, and has been invaluable in helping me get my research ideas out to a wider audience. See the visual summary…
Ewan Snedden, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, WYG
The team are happy with the briefs created by Research Retold, they look great. For me, the differentiator is that the Research Retold team are able to do nice graphics, but also (crucially) engage with the material and get it across in a clever way, i.e. add value. We have occasionally used non-UK based, cheaper graphics houses who don’t do the latter. What Ewan’s team says…
Dr Victoria Williamson, Vice-Chancellor`s Fellow for Music, University of Sheffield
Working with Research Retold was a delightful experience mainly because I felt that they actually wanted to understand our research. I would recommend Research Retold to any researcher who wants to present their work in a brief, easy-to-read, visually captivating and creative way! See the infographic…
Dr Adrian Gallagher, Associate Professor in International Security, University of Leeds
An outstanding process from start to finish. I found Research Retold to be highly professional, helpful, and efficient. They brought fresh insight into how I could re-tell the research to different audiences and produced a final product that gained fantastic feedback and helped to facilitate impact. See the visual summary…