Energy Deficit- Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?
Visual health information is widely disseminated via the internet and social media. Animated infographics and other visual communication formats are becoming recognisably successful in their ability to explain scientific information to the publics, especially to those that have limited or no pre-existing scientific knowledge.
The animation ‘Energy Deficit- Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?’ is the result of a collaboration between myself and Dr José Areta, an ambassador of the Society for Endocrinology, and Sports Nutrition and Metabolism Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
My research interests lie in producing visually appealing illustrations and infographic animations that are effective in explaining any scientific concept, and that also act as public engagement resources. José’s research interests focus on the endocrinological, metabolic and physiological effects of energy restriction. We both share a passion for science communication and together we embarked on an art and science based project to produce a resource that would help to explain these concepts to students, researchers and the publics. This collaborative project aims to bring attention to novel research surrounding weight loss, weight gain and physiological responses to concomitant exercise and dietary energy restriction, and investigate the appropriateness of infographic health animations with anthropomorphised characters for learning about such topics.
Project blog: https://evieholmes98.wixsite.com/evieholmesdesign1/energy-deficit
Social media: https://www.instagram.com/evieholmesdesign