How to Design Scientific Figures – Online Course
30. July 2020 09:00 – 31. July 2020 02:30
What is the first thing we scientists look at in scientific articles or on posters? The figures! But they are not only meant to be eye-catching. They also convey information with a density that words can never attain. Because figures are so powerful in communicating scientific data, extra care should be taken when designing them. In this workshop, you will learn basic design rules and how to apply those rules to your figures. These universal concepts can be transferred to all kinds of scientific figures—from maps, diagrams, or plots to schematic visualizations.
Intended Learning Outcomes
- You understand basic design rules and how to apply them in the design of scientific figures (presentation and group discussion).
- You know how and why these design rules positively aid in understanding the message of a figure (comparison and discussion of figures).
- You are able to spot how figures can be improved (trainer input and practical exercise).
- You know about different color palettes, where to find them, and how to use them (practical exercise).
- You can identify suitable diagram types/visualisations for your data (group discussion, practical exercise).
Please bring one to three figures designed by you in a digitial image format. We will work with your figure(s), giving you the opportunity to directly apply your new theoretical knowledge.
To participate in the online course, you need a PC/laptop with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and a microphone), possibly a webcam, and a stable Internet connection.
Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.
July 30, 2020, 9 am–3:30 pm, and
July 31, 2020, 9 am–2:30 pm
Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines
At firstname.lastname@example.org, deadline July, 15 2020
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.
Dr. Susanne Berger, www.smukusch.de
MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences