Visual Communication for Scientists • Workshops
Students and researchers
On-site workshops (1 or 2 days),
interactive and hands-on, already at
50+ institutions in 15 countries.
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Lectures, drawing exercises, group work and discussions
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What the workshop looks like
Trusted by researchers at renowned institutions
Facilitated by a former scientist, engineer, photographer and Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Jernej Zupanc
I was a PhD researcher and PostDoc in computer science at University of Ljubljana (2006-2012) and a Fulbright Scholar at Northeastern University (2009-2010). I also worked as Head of computer vision at a startup for five years and was an external evaluator of Horizon 2020 grant proposals.
My passion is to study and teach how to visually present complex messages and make them easy to understand. I help scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs communicate more effectively by facilitating training, coaching and consulting.
Workshop Content • Effective Visual Communication of Science
Through understanding how human visual perception works, you will learn how to visually communicate your complex research ideas and results so your messages are effortlessly understood by any specific audience (scientists or non-scientists). We will apply the principles in an exercise where you will draw a graphical abstract of your research and get feedback from peer researchers.
On the 2nd day, we will discuss how to apply these principles to various means of scientific communication. We will start from purpose and goal and then conceive a strategy on how to visually develop our messages for specific means of communication.
Day 1 Essential visual communication principles and a graphical abstract drawing exercise
|✔||How to effectively communicate with specific scientific and non-scientific audiences|
|✔||Human visual perception and what we find intuitive|
|✔||Colors: how to amplify, not ‘fancify’|
|✔||Visual organization: how to structure to simplify comprehension|
|✔||Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design|
|✔||Typography: how to choose and combine fonts for legibility and aesthetics|
|✔||Visual consistency: how to make consistent style for multiple figures|
|✔||Graphic design software: technical tips for Photoshop, Illustrator, InkScape and PowerPoint|
|✔||Graphical abstract drawing exercise: draw your own research and get feedback from your peers|
Day 2 Comprehensive application of Day 1 lessons to different types of scientific communication
|✔||Conference posters: purpose, strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain|
|✔||Slides that don’t distract and amplify your messages when presenting|
|✔||Data visualizations: true, clear, and good looking presentation of scientific data|
|✔||Project proposals: how to structure and visually enhance a document to help the evaluator|
|✔||Digital image file-types: compression, resolution and the best use of vector and raster images|
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