Learn what makes excellent scientific figures!
Whenever you communicate your research – be it in a publication, a poster, a conference talk – visuals play a crucial role. You will learn how to conceptualize, design and create visuals, that are immediately understandable and convey your message clearly.
Through the dynamic online learning format, comprising a 1-hour kickoff session and two 4-hour live online sessions, along with between-session videos and exercises, you'll immerse yourself in a wealth of examples and collaborate in small group sessions sharing feedback on your own figures and deepening your understanding and skills.
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About the Course
After the kickoff meeting you will dive into the content watching short videos - at your own pace and schedule. In the two main live online meetings, we will discuss best practice examples and your own figures, you will receive feedback, and deepen your insights.
Your "Design Project(s)"
Prior to the course, you'll submit samples of your own existing visuals. These samples, which may be used as examples, will provide a starting point for discussion. During the course, you'll have the opportunity to rework one or more difficult to design own figures for upcoming publications or talks. Throughout this process, in the two main live meetings, you'll receive valuable feedback and guidance to improve and excel.
Your "Software Growth Project"
You are encouraged to consider a personal "software growth project" as a complementary journey, running in parallel, where you can actively enhance your proficiency in utilizing specific graphic design software of your preference. You'll receive a comprehensive introduction to various software options, along with a curated list of links to free, concise online tutorials. They will guide you through different software tools, enriching your skill set along the way.
Please note that this course focuses exclusively on the individual visuals themselves and does not cover the design of complete slides or the active presentation of the content. This training perfectly complements our highly regarded 2-day presentation skills training and our comprehensive webinar on slide design.
Join us for this enriching seminar and revolutionize your scientific visuals to leave a lasting impression on your audience.
Course Timeline & Overview
Highly interactive - with during and after-seminar partnerships.
Total workload: About 2 days.
Understanding concepts and content using videos between the meetings. Deepening your understanding Through a dynamic online learning format, comprising a 1-hour kickoff session and two 4-hour live online sessions, along with between-session videos and exercises, you'll immerse yourself in a wealth of examples and collaborate in small group sessions, using and advancing your own material.