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Visual Communication

Date & Time:
February 19-20, 2020 , 9:00 - 17:00

Place: Faculty of Physics, Schellingstr 4, room H537

Workshop Aim: You will learn how to present your complex research ideas and results in a more understandable way. We will first discuss the fundamental principles of good scientific figures, but then apply them to scientific papers, slide presentations, conference posters and grant proposals—to everything that is visual in science. You will get relevant practical advice that you can apply immediately and hopefully change the way you think about visual communication.


- Communicating with scientific vs non-scientific audiences
- Visual perception and what humans find intuitive
- Colors: how to amplify, not 'fancify'
- Visual organization: simplifying comprehension through structured layout
- Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design
- Typography: how to achieve hierarchy, legibility, structure and aesthetics
- General design advice: approaches used by professional science illustrators
- Conference posters: strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain
- Slides that are good looking, don't distract, and amplify your messages when presenting
- Data visualizations: true, clear, meaningful, and good looking presentation of data
- Project proposals: structure and visually enhance your document to help the evaluator
- Digital image file-types: the best use of vector and raster images and compression

Trainer: Dr. Jernej Zupanc, Seyens Ltd.

Registration: The workshop is open to CeNS associates and graduate students of the SFB 1032.
Please register here by January 30, 2020.

Maximum number of participants: 25