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Webinar „Effective Visual Communication of Science"

This workshop is offered in cooperation with the High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation.

 

When

Online-Webinar, Part 1: 27.06.2022 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm with a long lunch break and many short breaks)

Online-Webinar, Part 2: 28.06.2022 (9:00 am – 1:30 pm with many short breaks)

 

Target group

Young researchers, especially PhD students & Postdocs

 

Language

English

 

Webinar description

Aim

You will learn to effectively communicate your own scientific ideas and results by applying best visual communication practices to your research communication. We will apply this knowledge to improve your scientific images, slides, and posters. You will design a graphical abstract and get actionable advice and feedback on your own pre-submitted materials. It is an immersive online workshop, structured, easy to follow, memorable, useful and fun.

 

Takeaway

You will get feedback on a selection of your figures, slides and posters submitted ahead of the webinar. In an exercise, you will draw a sketch of your research (a graphical abstract) and discuss it with other participants.

 

Content

Wewill comprehensively cover all aspects of science communication that is visual. The workshop is interactive, practical, and adapted to the audiences' research topics.

 

DAY 1 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm with a long lunch break and many short breaks)

  • Communicating with scientific vs non-scientific audiences
  • Visual perception and what humans find intuitive
  • Layout: a global structure that simplifies comprehension
  • Eye-flow: effortlessly guide the audience through the design
  • Colors: how to amplify, not ‘fancify’
  • Feedback and discussion on your pre-submitted figures 
  • Graphical abstract drawing exercise & group work: draw a sketch of your research and get feedback from peer scientists and the facilitator

DAY 2 (9:00 am – 1:30 pm with many short breaks)

  • Slides that amplify your messages when presenting
  • Feedback and discussion on your pre-submitted slides
  • Posters: strategy and process for creating posters that attract and explain 
  • Feedback and discussion on your posters

More: www.seyens.com/webinars

 

Format

  • Interactive webinar: fundamentals, real examples, and practical advice
  • Commenting on pre-submitted figures: ahead of the webinar, you submit your scientific figures and slide presentations, and I prepare a selection. You will receive suggestions on how to improve your figures, slides, and posters from the presenter and peers.
  • Q&A discussion: we try to solve the most pressing issues you have with your science communication

 

Technical Requirements

You will need a laptop/PC with Internet access as well as a microphone (and ideally with webcam). To take a photo of your sketch you need a smartphone with camera/ a scanner. The online sessions run via video conference platform Zoom.

 

Trainer

Dr. Jernej Zupanc, Founder of Seyens Ltd

Jernej’s goal is to help scientists effectively communicate.

Reading and studying eclectically, he is always on the lookout for new approaches that can be readily applied by researchers. He distills the most fundamental and easily applicable practical advice into workshops and webinars that are structured and easy to follow, memorable, relevant, useful and a fun learning experience. He has worked with close to 3000 researchers at excellent institutions already in 19 countries and is considered to be one of the leading experts in visual communication of science.

He holds a PhD (2011) in computer science, is a National Geographic published photographer and Fulbright alumnus. He worked as the Head of computer vision at a startup and as a Horizon 2020 project evaluator but now focuses on the workshops and grant writing.

 

Registration

Binding registration please until 01.06.2022 via our online registration form.

Doctoral students, postdocs and junior professors of the TU Kaiserslautern can register free of charge. After the deadline you will receive information about the admission to the workshop

The workshop is open to young scientists of TU Kaiserslautern as well as employees and PhD students of the Fraunhofer Institutes IESE and ITWM. 

Please note our information on the conditions of participation and on registration.



If you have any questions, please contact Robert de Payrebrune:  gf(at)nachwuchsring.uni-kl.de

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