Visual Communication Webinars for Scientists
and Effectively Deliver Your Message
Proven & Globally Trusted
Most loved training at many of 100+ excellent research institutions.
Already in 20 countries since 2013.
Work on Your Materials
Participants send their publications in advance, get personalized feedback, and draw their own research messages.
The skills are transferrable and work for all types of science presentation and for communicating with diverse audiences.
The webinar experience
My goal is to help you become a more effective communicator. I am able to facilitate an immersive online experience so you can learn while interacting with fellow scientists from the comfort of your home or office.
- Benefits for researchers: You will learn to effectively communicate your own scientific ideas and results by applying best visual communication practices to your research communication. You will understand the principles and useful design approaches used by experts. I aim to change the way you think about communication not only in your science, but also in your life.
- Personalized feedback & interactivity: you will be able to submit your materials (figures/slides) before the event. I will make a selection, give personalized feedback, and you will discuss your materials with other participants. In a drawing exercise, you will visualize your research and get feedback on your visual strategies. It is an immersive webinar, structured, easy to follow, memorable, useful and fun.
Trusted by researchers at renowned institutions
Facilitated by a former scientist, photographer and Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Jernej Zupanc
My goal is to help scientists effectively communicate.
Drawing on various fields, I am always on the lookout for new approaches that can be readily applied by researchers.
Besides workshops and webinars, I consult innovative companies in acquiring grants and private funding.
Before Seyens, I worked as Head of computer vision at a startup and as an evaluator of Horizon 2020 EU projects.
I hold a PhD and was a PostDoc in computer science at University of Ljubljana and a Fulbright Scholar at Northeastern University, Boston.
Webinar • Effective Visual Communication of Science
Through understanding human visual perception, you will learn how to visually communicate your complex research ideas and results, to make them effortlessly understood by any specific audience (scientists or non scientists). Everything I teach is focused on understanding and usefulness, because I know that smart people want clear, precise and actionable advice straight-up.
Duration & content: Most organizers pick the 1,5-day webinar; I also run 1-day and 4 hour events.
Day 1 Essential visual communication
|🎤||Communicating with scientific and non scientific audiences||4 hours: lessons and feedback on participants’ figures and discussions. Interactive and self-standing. From 9 am until lunch.|
|🎤||Visual perception and what humans find intuitive|
|🎤||Visual organization: structuring information to simplify comprehension|
|🎤||Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design|
|🎤||Colors: how to amplify, not ‘fancify’|
|🗨||Discussion on pre-submitted figures: facilitator’s feedback on a selection of figures from participants|
|✍||Graphical abstract drawing exercise: draw a sketch of your own research||2.5 hours|
|🤝||Graphical abstract group work: give and receive feedback|
Day 2: Applying visual communication
|🎤||Slides that amplify your messages when presenting||2.5 hours|
|🗨||Discussion on pre-submitted slides: facilitator’s feedback on a selection of slides from participants|
|🎤||Conference posters: purpose, strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain||2 hours|
|🤝||Group work – posters feedback: give and receive feedback from peers|
|🎤||Grants/project proposals: how to structure and visually enhance a document to help the evaluator||1 hour each: not part of the 1,5-day webinar. Only offered if specifically requested.|
|🎤||Digital image file-types: compression, resolution and the best use of vector and raster images (including a discussion on software)|