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Effective Visual Communication for Scientists

Would you like to improve the quality of your visuals? This two-day workshop introduces visual communication fundamentals and how to apply them to all types of scientific presentation.
Seyens Visual Communication workshop

Join Dr. Jernej Zupanc (Computer Science PhD, Fulbright alumnus, Horizon 2020 evaluator, published photographer) on March 16 & 17 from 09:00 to 17:00 for a comprehensive introduction to creating visuals for all kinds of scientific communication, and the opportunity to work on your own images with expert advice.

This event has 25 seats - apply to request a spot!

 

Workshop Goals

  • Learn when & how to use design principles to simplify comprehension of your ideas
  • Use these principles to draw scientific figures for your own science communication.
  • Learn to create conference posters that are good-looking and easy to understand.
  • Learn to amplify your message when presenting with slides.
  • Learn to create clear, true, and meaningful data visualizations.
  • Learn to visually structure and enhance grant proposals to help the evaluator.

Workshop Content

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 second 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.

After this workshop, our research team has a completely new vocabulary ... It has changed how we approach our research communication.

Prof. Dr. Kristina Djinović-Carugo, Max Perutz Labs Vienna

How to apply

Fill in the application form before Feb 21. You must confirm that you can attend the whole workshop - two full days on March 16 & 17. You don't need to provide any visuals right now, but you should have at least an idea of what you wish to work on (figure, graphical abstract, conference poster, etc.), as the workshop will be tuned to the topics of the attendees.

There is a strict limit of 25 places; filling the application form does not guarantee your acceptance. Applicants will be selected such that there will be the broadest possible mix of disciplines. We aim to inform successful applicants within one week of the application deadline.

Workshop instructor: Dr. Jernej Zupanc

Workshop instructor: Dr. Jernej Zupanc

Jernej’s goal is to help scientists effectively communicate. Drawing on various fields including technology, art and communication, he is always on the lookout for new approaches that can be readily applied by researchers.

Besides workshops, he consults on EU grants and helps innovative companies acquire public and private funding. Before Seyens, Jernej worked as Head of computer vision at a startup, was a National Geographic published photographer and a Horizon 2020 evaluator.

Jernej holds a PhD and was a PostDoc in computer science at University of Ljubljana and a Fulbright Scholar at Northeastern University, Boston.

More info: https://www.seyens.com

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